Risk Factors for First-Time Homelessness in Low-Income Women

Erika R. Lehmann, Christiana M. Drake, Philip H. Kass and Sara B. Nichols

March 24, 2010

Determinants of first-time homelessness were evaluated in Sacramento, California and Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. First-time homeless women had more cumulative risks for homelessness than low-income never-homeless women, even with the putative advantage of higher levels of education. Researchers conclude that solutions to homelessness should address more than one dimension of risk.

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