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USICH Releases National Research Agenda

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) recently released The National Research Agenda: Priorities for Advancing Our Understanding of Homelessness calling for targeted investment in research to support meeting the goals outlined in Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness,

The USICH National Research Agenda identifies priority areas where research is needed to inform the policy making process and better understand best practices in the field. The proposed research topics are organized across eight key domains:

  • Affordable and supportive housing
  • Cost offsets/cost effectiveness
  • Homeless crisis response
  • Homelessness prevalence and risk and protective factors
  • Improving health, well-being, and stability
  • Justice linkages
  • Accessing mainstream benefits
  • Pathways to employment

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