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Martha Burt
Homelessness not only causes poor outcomes for the families and individuals affected; it is costly to communities, states, and taxpayers. Children experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to negative outcomes, and more likely to become...
Martha R. Burt
The first question people typically ask about homelessness is, "How many people are homeless?" After that, questions usually turn to characteristics: "What are they like?" Basic demographic characteristics such as...
Martha R. Burt
CSH is working with states and localities through the Taking Health Care Home Initiative (THCH) to demonstrate how they can create supportive housing that ends homelessness for people with chronic health conditions including mental illness, alcohol...
Martha R. Burt
Most stakeholders interested in ending chronic homelessness are familiar with the recently published cost avoidance analysis conducted for the New York/New York Initiative hereafter, “NY/NY analysis.” The NY/NY analysis looked at the NY/NY...
Martha Burt, Laudan Aron
This evaluation was designed to help us understand the scope of homelessness in Santa Monica, the positions and interests of the various stakeholders, and what is working and what is not. We used various evaluation methods to help gain this...
Martha R. Burt
In 2004, the Hilton Foundation awarded the Corporation for Supportive Housing a five-year grant of $8 million to promote changes in city, county, and state systems that would reduce homelessness in Los Angeles County, especially among people with...
Martha R. Burt
This report addresses two questions: 1) What happens to homeless families who "graduate" from HUD-funded transitional housing (TH)? and 2) What factors affect housing, employment, and children's well-being after TH? Project...
Martha R. Burt
This study examined the impact of a federally funded housing and employment demonstration program (Los Angeles' Homeless Opportunity Providing Employment [LA's HOPE]) for homeless adults with mental illness. (Author)
Martha R. Burt
The Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services was designed to explore the effects of providing housing and intensive services to high-need families in the child...
Tia Martinez, Martha R. Burt
This analysis examined the impact of permanent supportive housing on the use of acute care public health services by homeless people with mental illness, substance use disorder, and other disabilities. This study found that eighty-one percent of...
Martha R. Burt, Patrick Sharkey
This report examines the ability of homeless people to get the health care they need. In particular, it asks whether having health insurance increases access to care for homeless people, as it does for the housed population. Within the general...
Martha R. Burt, Carol Wilkins
In 2014, most homeless people will become Medicaid-eligible under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 based on their low incomes. Many homeless people have complex physical and behavioral health conditions for which they seek care through frequent...
Martha R. Burt, Carol Wilkins
In 2003 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded CSH $6 million over two years for a Taking Health Care Home Initiative (THCH). CSH is working with states and localities through THCH to demonstrate how they can create supportive housing that ends...
Martha R. Burt, Carol Wilkins
This guide is meant to help communities that want or need to do three different but related things: 1) calculate an expected number of homeless people over a year's time when you only have data from a point-in-time (PIT) count; 2) use both PIT...