Cunningham, M., Pergmit, M., McDaniel, M., Gearing, M., Zhang, S., & Howell, B. (2014). Supportive housing for high-need families in the child welfare system. Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

Year: 2014


This brief describes the purpose and design of the Partnership to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System federal demonstration and profiles the five program sites.Supportive Housing is an intervention that combines affordable housing with intensive wrap around services. The intervention has been successful with hard to serve populations, such as chronically homeless adults. Communities are testing the efficacy of supportive housing with high-need child welfare families to learn if providing supportive housing helps improve outcomes for children and families, spend taxpayer dollars more wisely, and lead to long-lasting systems change and service integration.

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