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Why Homeless Individuals “Get Stuck”: A Closer Look at Shelter Use and Intervention Points in Hennepin County.

Edwards, Ashley, Jennifer Hyk, Amelia Kendall, Jennifer Larson, and Tesfaye Negash.

This policy brief is adapted from Heading Home Hennepin: An Analysis of Shelter Use and Intervention Points, a report prepared for Professor Maria Hanratty’s spring 2010 capstone workshop at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The brief summarizes a study that assessed how well homelessness programs funded by Hennepin County, in partnership with other agencies and organizations, are meeting the needs of the long-term homeless population. The study draws on newly available data on public and private shelter use to determine the nature and extent of long-term homelessness in Hennepin County. Includes recommendations for policy makers.

CURA Policy Brief
Publication date: 
Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
The Hennepin-University Partnership at CURA helped connect Hanratty and her students to Lisa Thornquist, research and project evaluation coordinator at Hennepin County’s Office to End Homelessness, to conduct this research.
4 pp.
Online availability
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CURA call number: 
PB 1 (1)