Homes for Families Releases Two Papers on Family Homelessness

Homes for Families is pleased to release our final two papers as part of our three year research project funded by the Oak Foundation.  Click here for more background information and links to the previous two papers.   
Our research took place from 2014 to 2017, a period of restructuring and launching of new initiatives to reduce the reliance on motels. These two papers are intended to highlight the experiences of families and offer recommendations for the next areas of focus in the ongoing efforts to address family homelessness in the Commonwealth. 

Family Experiences of Homelessness in Massachusetts: The Case for Family Centered Care highlights key data from a survey we administered to families in the Emergency Assistance (EA) program. Click here for a summary of the data.

Evidence Based Stabilization: A Solution to Reduce Family Homelessness in Massachusetts reviews national research about systemic and programmatic responses to family homelessness. The paper concludes by recommending an assessment and evidence based stabilization model be implemented across the Commonwealth. 

We look forward to hearing your reactions and ideas.  Please read more about this project on our blog and stay engaged in our efforts to end homelessness in Massachusetts.