HUD Study Highlights Housing Choice Vouchers' Effectiveness Against Homelessness

HUD recently released a study concluding that housing vouchers are the most effective method for reducing homelessness. In HUD’s Family Options Study: Short-Term Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families, the agency looked at 2,282 homeless families in emergency shelters from 12 metropolitan areas in California, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Missouri, Kentucky, Minnesota, Arizona, and Utah. The families, which included more than 5,000 children, were tracked for a year and a half, from September 2010 through January 2012.

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