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Report Offers Promising Results in Preventing Homelessness Among Veterans

Urban Institute

On December 10, 2015, the Urban Institute, in partnership with Silber and Associates, released findings from the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration (VHPD) Evaluation. The VHPD was a three-year partnership housing assistance and supportive services program between three federal agencies: the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Veterans Affairs, and Labor. The program targeted new veterans who were at risk of experiencing homelessness or who had been experiencing homelessness for less than 90 days.

Major highlights include:

  • At the start of the program, 72% of participants identified as being at risk of homelessness and 26% were experiencing homelessness. By the end of the program, 85% of the participants were stably housed. While 15% were unstably housed, only 5% were at immediate risk of losing their homes once they left the program.
  • The majority of the participants were unemployed at the beginning of the program. Approximately 25% reported some form of employment and 23% had no income. Between the program entry and exit, there was an 18% increase in employment and a $460 increase in income per month.

Click here to read the report. 


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