HUD: Strategies for Improving Homeless People’s Access to Mainstream Benefits and Services

April 14, 2020

AUTHORITY: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

DATE PRODUCED: March 24, 2010

TYPE: Report

THE QUESTIONS IT ANSWERS:

  • What are the community structures for promoting mainstream access?
  • What are structural barriers to homeless people’s access to mainstream benefits?
  • What are capacity barriers to homeless people’s access to mainstream benefits?

SHORT DESCRIPTION: This HUD report identifies barriers people experiencing homelessness have to accessing mainstream benefits and services, along with mechanisms to reduce or eliminate those barriers. Specific communities of varying sizes were studied to explore how they helped people experiencing homelessness access mainstream benefits and services, and what role the communities play in increasing that access.

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