To understand what it would take to prevent and end homelessness in the United States, it is critical to strengthen the knowledge base about what works through rigorous qualitative and quantitative research. This growing evidence base should then inform the nation’s response to the crisis of homelessness at the federal, state, and local levels.
Released by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) in December 2022, All In: The Federal Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness is built on a commitment to advance evidence-based practices. One of the foundational pillars of the plan, “Use Data and Evidence to Make Decisions,” includes a strategy to “develop a federal homelessness research agenda in collaboration with federal agencies, academic researchers, people with lived experience, and innovative programs to conduct, compile, and disseminate research on best practices, the effectiveness of various interventions, and metrics to measure outcomes.”
USICH seeks public input on the development of this proposed federal homelessness research agenda. The agenda will determine federal priorities in homelessness research and create a national roadmap to build a stronger evidence base for what works to prevent and end homelessness.
Click here to view the proposed agenda and Request for Information (RFI). After reviewing the agenda and RFI, click here to submit comments no later than September 22.
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