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Veterans’ Homelessness Cut in Half Since 2010

November 8, 2016

The number of homeless veterans has dropped by 47 percent since 2010, recent Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data show.  While several factors contributed to this striking progress, one key one is the tens of thousands of new Housing Choice Vouchers for homeless...

Homelessness Among Veterans Fell As Targeted Voucher Program Expanded
ehren dohler

Coordinator of the Housing Choice Voucher Funding Project

Major Study: Housing Vouchers Provide Haven for Homeless Families

November 4, 2016

Housing vouchers are the most effective tool for families seeking to escape the hardships of homelessness and raise their children in safe, stable homes, a major study from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) finds.  More than 300,000 children in the United States have recently endured the insecurities of homelessness.  To make meaningful reductions in family homelessness —...

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ehren dohler

Coordinator of the Housing Choice Voucher Funding Project

Supportive Housing: Effective and Worth Expanding

June 2, 2016

Supportive housing — a highly effective strategy that combines affordable housing with intensive coordinated services — can help people struggling with chronic physical and mental health issues maintain stable housing and receive appropriate health care, as we detail in a ...

Supportive Housing Can Produce Health Care Savings
ehren dohler

Coordinator of the Housing Choice Voucher Funding Project

NPR Series Highlights Need to Strengthen Rental Assistance

April 5, 2016

NPR’s recent series Staving off Eviction highlights the looming threat of eviction for many low-income renters, providing powerful evidence of the need to strengthen federal rental assistance

The series follows...

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ehren dohler

Coordinator of the Housing Choice Voucher Funding Project

More People in Homeless Shelters Last Year

November 25, 2015

The number of people who spent at least one night in a homeless shelter rose last year for the first time since 2010, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reports.  It’s sobering news this Thanksgiving holiday — and an important reminder for policymakers that helping low-income families find...

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ehren dohler

Coordinator of the Housing Choice Voucher Funding Project

The Alarming Rise in Homeless Students

September 15, 2015

Some 1.36 million school-aged children — an all-time high — lacked a home of their own in the 2013-2014 school year, new Education Department data show.  They lived temporarily with others, in homeless shelters, on the streets, or in hotels and motels (see chart).  The new figures highlight the urgency of...

1.36 Million Public Schoolchildren Lack Home of Their Own
ehren dohler

Coordinator of the Housing Choice Voucher Funding Project