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Public policymakers increasingly are contracting with nonprofit organizations (NPOs) for innovations in the creation of new service systems in low-income communities. Interorganizational collaboration and cooperation are essential to such innovation. Neighborhood-based institutional arrangements require social work practitioners to work across multiple(More)
Policymakers have identified the community-based human services network as a promising model for restructuring services in neighborhoods affected by poverty, but researchers have found this approach complex and difficult to implement. An increase in networks and partnerships among service providers suggests that organizations are learning to work together,(More)
This article demonstrates how a user-friendly evaluation of a federally funded homeless prevention program using an action research approach--and using a logic model as the analytic framework--informed multiple stakeholders, including members of Congress, other decision makers, and Family Center practitioners. The program's target population was very(More)
The importance of integrating services with housing to help low-income families achieve stability is gaining recognition. The variations in types of existing housing and service initiatives have produced a complex language with multiple meanings and overlapping definitions. The National Low Income Housing Coalition proposes the umbrella term housing plus(More)
This paper draws on the work of the Housing Plus Services committee of the National Low Income Housing Coalition (to which the authors belong), constituted in 2000. The Committee is comprised of a diverse group of practitioners, administrators, policy analysts, professors, and researchers who share a commitment to the integration of services in housing(More)
This article articulates three dimensions of EBP grounded in theory for macro practice: intention toward social change, planning and decision-making, and civic participation. These dimensions are then applied to university community partnerships that are complex community interventions. The goals of these partnerships are to improve the social environment(More)
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