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PD&R Quarterly Update: The Family Options Study
On October 25, 2016, please join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the department releases the long-term outcomes of the Family Options Study, a multi-site random assignment experiment designed to study the impact of various housing and services interventions for homeless families.
HUD launched the Family Options Study in 2008 in response to congressional direction and with the goal of learning more about the effects of different housing and services interventions for homeless families. Between September 2010 and January 2012, a total of 2,282 families (including over 5,000 children) were enrolled into the study from emergency shelters across twelve communities nationwide and were randomly assigned to one of four interventions: 1) subsidy-only; 2) project-based transitional housing; 3) community-based rapid re-housing; or 4) usual care. Families were tracked for a minimum of three years, and primary outcomes of interest fall under five domains: housing stability; family preservation; adult well-being; child well-being; and self-sufficiency.
- Learn about the 37-month outcomes of the families enrolled in the study, as the research team presents the study methodology, the high-level findings, and results from the cost data collection.
- Hear how policy leaders are thinking about the study findings.
- Ask questions about the Family Options Study of the research team and HUD leadership.
Please join us in person or through live webcast on October 25, 2016, for this important event. Click here to register.
We also invite you to participate in the event via social media by following @HUDUSERnews and @PDRevents. We'll be tagging our updates with #PDRUpdate.