Three-year findings from the Family Options Study, released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Abt Associates, examines the effects of alternative housing and services interventions for homeless families. From September 2010 through January 2012, 2,282 families with 5,397 children enrolled in the Family Options Study across 12 communities after spending at least seven days in emergency shelter. Researchers from Abt Associates and Vanderbilt University followed the families for 37 months, gathering evidence about which types of housing and services interventions worked best for homeless families. This presentation describes the characteristics of families in the Family Options Study, design and implementation of the study and the programs used by families.
November 23, 2016