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Housing Stability for Adults in a Scattered-Site Housing First Program

St. Stephen's programs for the homeless began in 1972 by members of St. Stephen's Catholic Church to address the growing poverty in the church’s neighborhood. Their mission of ending homelessness is carried out by serving over 6,200 people each year through homelessness prevention assistance, street outreach, shelter, transitional and permanent housing, support services, and employment programming. The Housing First Programs at St. Stephen’s Human Services began about 4 years ago. Some participants have been very successful in housing and have been stable in one apartment, whereas others have lost multiple apartments. Barbara Stone, a doctoral student in the College of Education and Human Development, studied the housing stability of participants in the Scattered Site Housing First Program. The results are being used to adapt case management services to improve housing stability for program participants.

Project Award Date: 
2011-01-13
Community organization or agency: 
St. Stephens Human Services
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