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This report provides an evaluation of Philadelphia's neighborhood-based homelessness prevention initiative. Results indicate that nearly all households served do not become homeless. But it is unclear if households would have become homeless had they not been served. Recommendations are made for targeting prevention interventions to families requesting shelter.


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Yin-Ling I. Wong, Meg Koppel, Dennis P. Culhane, Stephen Metraux, David E. Eldridge, Amy Hillier, and Helen R. Lee. 1999. "Help in Time: An Evaluation of Philadelphia's Community-Based Homelessness Prevention Program"


homelessness, prevention


Date Posted: 14 July 2010