Preventing Homelessness and Promoting Housing Stability: A Comparative Analysis

Preventing Homelessness and Promoting Housing Stability: A Comparative Analysis

Social service interventions to prevent homelessness before it happens are more effective and cost less than existing strategies that focus on emergency shelters, according to Preventing Homelessness and Promoting Housing Stability: A Comparative Analysis (PDF, 64 pages), a new report from the Boston Foundation and the Center for Social Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The study evaluates lessons learned from the first three years of the Homelessness Prevention Initiative, which studies successful models of homelessness prevention and has awarded $3 million in grants to service agencies to test new program strategies.