The role of housing and services in ending family homelessness

@article{Bassuk2006TheRO,
  title={The role of housing and services in ending family homelessness},
  author={Ellen L. Bassuk and Stephanie Geller},
  journal={Housing Policy Debate},
  year={2006},
  volume={17},
  pages={781 - 806}
}
Abstract This article reviews what is known about the role of housing and services in reducing family homelessness. People in families comprise 33 percent of the homeless population, but few resources are available to fully meet their needs. Some researchers have suggested that the vast majority of these families do not need services and that housing vouchers alone can end most family homelessness. The literature on the effects of housing subsidies and services on homeless families is limited… 
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