Research and Evaluation listings

Investing in proven solutions is a key theme of the Opening Doors.   Much research has been and is being conducted on homelessness across the federal government.  There is tremendous opportunity to better understand and apply what is being learned by coordinating and sharing research across federal agencies and with states and local communities.

Towards that end, USICH released the nation's first-ever National Research Agenda: Priorities for Advancing Our Understanding of Homelessness in October 2012. This Agenda outlines priority areas where we believe Federal, local, and private investments should be made in additional research. 

Go to National Research Agenda

USICH has compiled and developed abstracts for approximately 200 studies conducted over the past decade; research that helped inform the Research Agenda and that contines to help improve the knowledge base of the field. Users can browse through the listings below or sort the information using the “Information by” filter along the left-hand side of the screen.  Users can also search by keyword using the search box in the top right corner of every page.

  • Recognizing Work as a Priority in Preventing or Ending Homelessness

    Gary Shaheen and John Rio July 2007 The literature speaks to the importance of employment in the lives of homeless individuals and shows how they can be assisted in job seeking (Long & Amendolia, 2003; Marrone, 2005; Quimby, Drake, & Becker, 2001; Rio, Russell, Dudasik, & ...

  • Barriers to employment for people with schizophrenia

    Robert A. Rosenheck 2006 There is growing interest in identifying and surmounting barriers to employment for people with schizophrenia. The authors examined factors associated with participation in competitive employment or other vocational activities in a large group of patients with ...

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