Predicting Repeated and Persistent Family Homelessness: Do Families’ Characteristics and Experiences Matter

This Homeless Families Research Brief by Abt Associates highlights the Family Options Study, which surveyed homeless families living in shelters with their children. The study found that family characteristics and experiences that predict another episode of homelessness after a shelter stay seldom predict doubling up with another household. Another finding was that while physical, emotional, and mental health conditions are prevalent in chronic homelessness for single adults, they seem less related to repeated homelessness for families with children.
Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
September, 2018
September 2018
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