Assisting Families Experiencing Homelessness with TANF Funding: Findings from a Survey of TANF Administrators

States have discretion and flexibility in how they use TANF funds to provide services to families experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness. Some states partner with their state-level housing departments, direct providers of homelessness services, local public housing agencies, and/or Continuums of Care (specifically Emergency Solutions Grants programs). This research-to-practice brief includes findings from a 2019 state TANF administrators survey, a review of state TANF plans, and a county TANF administrator survey highlighting differences between state and county approaches to identifying and assisting families experiencing homelessness.

Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
April, 2021
April 2021
Partner Resources
  • Supportive Services
    • Housing Assistance
  • Special Populations
    • Homeless Families
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Collaborations and Partnerships
  • TANF Policy and Legislation
    • Policy