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. 

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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.

  • Homelessness in the State and Federal Prison Population

    Greg A. Greenberg and Robert A. Rosenheck March 27, 2008 This study sought to investigate the rates and correlates of homelessness (i.e., living on the street or in a homeless shelter) among US adult state and federal prison inmates (ASFPIs). Data from a national survey of ASFPIs based on a ...

  • Closing a Front Door to Homelessness among Veterans

    James McGuire June 2007 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been identified as a mainstream institution to help prevent homelessness among America’s veterans. The large numbers of incarcerated veterans with serious mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders who are at ...

  • Understanding the Challenges of Prisoner Reentry

    Amy L. Solomon, Christy Visher, Nancy G. La Vigne, and  Jenny Osborne March 2006 The four-fold increase in incarceration rates in America over the past 25 years has had far reaching consequences. In 2003 alone, more than 656,000 state and federal prisoners returned to communities across ...

  • A Dream Denied: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities

    National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty and The National Coalition for the Homeless January 2006 The housing and homelessness crisis in the United States has worsened in 2005, with many cities reporting an increase in demands for emergency shelter.  In 2005, 71 percent of the 24 ...

  • Taking Stock: Housing, Homelessness and Prisoner Reentry

    Caterina Gouvis Roman and Jeremy Travis March 2004 This report examines how those who have spent time in prison or jail fare in securing safe and affordable housing following their release and discusses housing programming and practice designed to assist them. Every prisoner facing discharge ...

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