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Homelessness & Housing

Stable, affordable, accessible housing represents a key determinant of health and well-being. ASPE conducts work on the intersection of housing and well-being including coordinating HHS's responses to homelessness. 

ASPE research identifies improved care coordination for older adults in affordable housing

ASPE-HUD research has shown that older adults in HUD-assisted housing include a large number of people with chronic health needs and/or high-risk individuals. In general, older adults receiving housing assistance report being in poorer health, having more chronic conditions, and experiencing a higher number of limitations in activities of daily living (ADL) than renters in unassisted housing. The Support and Services at Home (SASH) program in Vermont is a promising approach to providing support services and care coordination to older adults and individuals with disabilities, using affordable housing properties as a platform for service delivery. Under contract from HHS and HUD, RTI International conducted a mixed-methods evaluation of the SASH program. Below are select links to reports from the evaluation:


ASPE-HUD SASH Evaluation
•    SASH Evaluation Highlights from 2010-2016
•    SASH Evaluation Findings, 2010-2016

ASPE is a contributing partner of the new HHS-HUD Housing and Services Resource Center (HSRC). The HRSC implements a federally coordinated approach to providing resources, program guidance, training, and technical assistance to public housing authorities and housing providers; state Medicaid, disability, aging and behavioral health agencies; the aging and disability networks; homeless services organizations and networks; health care systems and providers; and tribal organizations. Visit the new HSRC webpage.

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ASPE Data Point

How Many People Participate in the Social Safety Net?

January 20, 2023
Social safety net programs provide different types of support to people facing economic hardship. This data point presents estimates of overall participation in the social safety net in 2019, the latest year of available data and presents rates of participation in multiple programs. Key Points:
ASPE Data Point

How Many People that Receive One Safety Net Benefit Also Receive Others

January 20, 2023
People facing economic instability often need more than one program or service. This pre-pandemic analysis looks at the reach of the social safety net, including the interaction of specific programs, to better understand program participation as the economy continues to recover. Key Points:
Research Brief

Meeting Substance Use and Social Service Needs in Communities of Color

November 23, 2022
In this brief, we highlight experiences and practices from substance use treatment providers and their human services partners when serving people of color. We selected providers that focused on serving people of color, and this study was not intended to assess outcomes or effectiveness of any of the practices highlighted.
Research Brief

Methods and Emerging Strategies to Engage People with Lived Experience

January 4, 2022
This brief identifies methods and emerging strategies to engage people with lived experience in federal research, programming, and policymaking. It draws on lessons learned from federal initiatives across a range of human services areas to identify ways that federal staff can meaningfully and effectively engage people with lived experience. Related Products:

The Impacts and Implications of COVID-19 on Household Arrangements

October 21, 2021
This brief identifies emerging literature on the impacts and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on household arrangements as well as considerations for how to best serve multiple individuals and families under one roof during the pandemic and in the future.
Research Brief

Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19: The Role of Social Determinants of Health Research Brief

April 8, 2021
April 6, 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (11 PDF pages) KEY POINTS
Research Brief

Health Conditions Among Individuals with a History of Homelessness Research Brief

February 28, 2021
Health Conditions Among Individuals with a History of Homelessness ASPE RESEARCH BRIEF Harper Sutherland, Mir M. Ali, and Emily Rosenoff U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Housing Instability for Noncustodial Parents: Policy Considerations

January 14, 2021
Many parents owing child support may struggle with housing instability, though little research has documented the extent of this phenomenon. This brief and infographic present estimates of the percentage of noncustodial parents who are eligible for and receive housing assistance.

Trends in the Use of Residential Settings among Older Adults Issue Brief

October 15, 2020
TRENDS IN THE USE OF RESIDENTIAL SETTINGS AMONG OLDER ADULTS ISSUE BRIEF Matthew Toth, PhD; Lauren A. Martin Palmer, PhD; Lawren E.
ASPE Issue Brief

Individuals Experiencing Homelessness are Likely to have Medical Conditions Associated with Severe Illness from COVID-19 Issue Brief

June 24, 2020
This brief uses a proprietary dataset of electronic health records to describe the prevalence rates of chronic health conditions associated with a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 among people with a history of homelessness. The paper found that for many of the health conditions examined, people with a history of homelessness have greater prevalence than the general population.