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Factors related to rapidity of housing placement in Housing and Urban Development-Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program of 1990s

Jack Tsai, PhD, et al.


Figure. Quadratic regression between duration of site operation and time from intake to housed.

The Housing and Urban Development-Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program is the largest supported housing program for veterans in the United States and is the flagship of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) homeless services. The HUD-VASH program is expanding at an unprecedented rate, with Congress providing $150 million to the program in just the last 2 years. Our study examines the efficiency during the earlier years of the program in referring, admitting, and housing homeless veterans and identifying factors that hinder the process. Our study will benefit the many homeless veterans expected to be served by the program and provide guidance for continued development of the program. Veterans admitted to HUD-VASH seek rapid placement into permanent housing, yet it was found to be a relatively slow process in the 1990s. Studying what factors do or do not slow down the process can lead to more efficient and higher quality care in more recent HUD-VASH programs. Additionally, the results will guide the VA in quality assurance, improvement, and future planning of supported housing programs.

Volume 48 Number 7, 2011
   Pages 755 — 762


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Tsai J, O'Connell M, Kasprow WJ, Rosenheck RA. Factors related to rapidity of housing placement in Housing and Urban Development-Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program of 1990s. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011;48(7):755-62.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.09.0178
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