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Individuals may become homeless for a variety of reasons, ranging from financial difficulties to long-term chronic illness or substance use disorders. Examples of studies by HSR&D researchers include screening Veterans to determine if they are at-risk of becoming homeless, what types of preventive measures work to keep those at-risk Veterans from losing housing, and how to best provide assistance to homeless Veterans

Search results were generated based on the search term "Homelessness". Results are updated weekly, as new data are available.

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(5 of more than 90 HOMELESSNESS focused publications)

  • Chinchilla M. Stemming the Rise of Latino Homelessness: Lessons from Los Angeles County: Briefing before the members and staffers of the US Congress; 2019 May 20; Washington, DC.
  • Chinchilla M. Stemming the Rise of Latino Homelessness: Lessons from Los Angeles County. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Initiative (LPPI); 2019 Feb 1. 24 p.
  • Nelson RE, Suo Y, Pettey W, Vanneman M, Montgomery AE, Byrne T, Fargo JD, Gundlapalli AV. Costs Associated with Health Care Services Accessed through VA and in the Community through Medicare for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness. Health services research. 2018 Dec 1; 53 Suppl 3:5352-5374.
  • Washington DL, Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Bruce L. Homelessness Among Women Veterans: An Overview (Part II). Women's Health Monthly Webinar [Cyberseminar]. The Office of Women's Health Services and the Veterans Health Administration Employee Education System. 2018 Aug 21.
  • Tsai J, Trevisan L, Huang M, Pietrzak RH. Addressing Veteran Homelessness to Prevent Veteran Suicides. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.). 2018 Aug 1; 69(8):935-937.

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 31 HOMELESSNESS focused publication briefs)

  • Benefits of Medical Home Model Tailored for Homeless Veterans Versus Standard Primary Care
    This study examined whether a homeless-tailored medical home model (H-PACT) offers a better patient experience than standard VA primary care. Findings showed that Veterans empaneled in H-PACT were more likely than those receiving standard primary care in the same facilities to report positive experiences with access, communication, office staff, provider ratings, and comprehensiveness. Veterans re...
    Date: April 1, 2019
  • Cardiovascular Care and Research for Women Veterans
    This review presents important information on five areas of cardiovascular disease (CVD) care for women Veterans: 1) rapidly changing demographics; 2) prevalence of traditional risk factors; 3) prevalence of less traditional risk factors (i.e., homelessness, military sexual trauma, and mental health disorders); 4) treatment and outcomes of CVD; and 5) the current state and future directions of wom...
    Date: February 19, 2019
  • Unique Link between Homelessness and Suicide
    Evidence suggests suicide rates are much higher among those who are homeless or have been homeless. This study sought to replicate these previous findings with a larger, national population cohort. After controlling for common risk factors, results suggest a unique link between homelessness and suicide. Veterans with a history of homelessness were 8.8 times more likely to have attempted suicide th...
    Date: January 2, 2019
  • Homeless Veterans Report More Positive Experiences in Facilities with Homeless-Tailored Primary Care Teams
    In 2012, VA implemented homeless-tailored primary care teams (HPACTs) that could improve the primary care experience for homeless patients. This study compared the primary care experiences of homeless and non-homeless Veterans from 25 VA facilities that had HPACTs available in 2012 and 485 facilities lacking HPACTs. Findings showed that in facilities lacking HPACT programs, homeless Veterans repor...
    Date: July 1, 2018
  • While the Numbers of Homeless Veterans Continue to Decrease, their Needs Remain Unchanged
    For more than two decades, VA’s Project Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups (CHALENG) has conducted an annual national survey to assess the needs of homeless Veterans. This study compiled five years of CHALENG survey data (available since the 2011 report) and examined changes in the characteristics of geographically diverse homeless Veteran respondents and thei...
    Date: May 3, 2018

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( 5 of more than 20 HOMELESSNESS focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
PPO 15-188 Exploring Exits From Homelessness for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness Gabrielian, Sonya 2016-04-01
IIR 13-334 Identifying and Measuring Risk for Homelessness among Veterans Montgomery, Ann 2015-07-01
IIR 12-084 Current Evidence and Early Warning Indicators of Homelessness Risk Among Veterans Gundlapalli, Adiseshu 2013-12-01
RRP 11-421 Screening and Referring Women Veterans for Homelessness Vulnerability Washington, Donna 2012-08-01
PPO 10-232 Development and Initial Validation of the Homelessness Severity Index Casey, Roger 2012-03-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Topic Spotlight

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The most recent "Homelessness" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
2/12/2018 They’re Homeless in a Home: Retaining Veterans in VA Supported Housing Gabrielian, Sonya  
9/19/2012 Housing is Health: Promoting Residential and Medical Homes for Homeless Veterans Wilder, Louis  
Gelberg, Lillian  
Manchanda, Rishi  
Andersen, Ronald  
Gabrielian, Sonya  
3/14/2012 Risk Factors for Homelessness among Women Veterans – Implications for Prevention and Services Hamilton, Alison  
Washington, Donna  
5/23/2011 ESP Report: Homelessness Among Veterans Metraux, Stephen  
O'Toole, Thomas  
Balshem, Howard  
Christensen, Vivian  
Tuepker, Anais  
Kansagara, Devan  

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Other Resources

  • Visit the VA website's main resource page for Veterans and their families who are facing housing challenges.
  • Learn more about the research and methodology being used to identify, evaluate, and eliminate Veteran homelessness.