Welcome to the Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness

December 2017 — The Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness is a new resource to help prevent and end homelessness. Our experts offer insights informed by research to assist communities as they plan and provide homelessness services.

Abt Associates and the National Alliance to End Homelessness have partnered on a key feature of the Center’s work, documenting the evidence base on homelessness. With the launch of the Center’s website, we provide syntheses of the research evidence on four topics:

Comprised of a team of leading experts in homelessness and related issues, the Center also includes Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania, Marybeth Shinn of Vanderbilt University, Dana Hunt of Abt Associates, and Alisa Santucci of Abt Associates. They are working to compile the best evidence of what works to address chronic homelessness, homelessness prevention, criminal justice reentry, and youth homelessness, and research briefs on these topics will be added to this website over the next few months. Briefs by other Center experts will follow, with the objective of making the Center a resource that connects research to practice on all aspects of homelessness.

The Center also houses the Systems Strengthening Partnership, a national community of practice working to develop new approaches and best practices for planning, governance, and management of services for people experiencing homelessness.

Please contact Jill Khadduri with any questions about the Center’s current or planned work.


December 2017