Current Research and Program Briefs

Thomas Byrne, PhD, Dennis Culhane, PhD, Vincent Kane, MSS, John Kuhn, MSW, MPH, Dan Treglia, MPP


Recent years have seen a shift in homeless assistance policy in the United States toward an emphasis on homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing programs. This shift was catalyzed in 2009 by the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid...

Jamison Fargo, PhD, Thomas Byrne, PhD, Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, PhD, Christopher B. Roberts

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed a comprehensive plan for preventing and ending homelessness among Veterans, emphasizing prevention-oriented strategies including the Supportive Services for Veteran...

Thomas Byrne, PhD, John Kuhn, LCSW, MPH, Dennis P. Culhane, PhD, Susan Kane, Vincent Kane, MSS, Tom Albanese, LSW, Mark Silverbush, Molly McEvilley

 The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program represents a crucial component of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) plan to prevent and end homelessness among Veterans.  Operationalized in Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2012,...

In the News

HUD reports homelessness in U.S. continues to decline

October 30, 2014

Significant reductions noted among veterans and those living on the streets

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro today announced HUD’s latest estimate of homelessness in the U.S., noting a continued general decline and specifically among veterans and persons living on the street. HUD’s 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to...

Austin Commits To Ending Vet Homelessness By 2015, Joins Growing List Of Other Cities

October 17, 2014

The Huffington Post | By Robbie Couch

The capital of Texas has a bold, new goal regarding veteran homelessness, and they have about 14 months to achieve it.

On Wednesday, Austin became the latest major U.S. city to pledge an...