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Homelessness

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

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Citations

(5 of more than 111 HOMELESSNESS focused publications)



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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 37 HOMELESSNESS focused publication briefs)


  • VA Workgroup Consensus Statement on Suicide among Homeless Veterans and What We Still Need to Learn
    This article serves as a consensus statement by the recently formed VA Suicide Prevention among Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Workgroup – and provides a brief overview of current initiatives to prevent suicide among homeless Veterans. This consensus statement also discusses methods of conducting research within this complex subset of the Veteran population, as well as future research endeavor...
    Date: April 1, 2021
  • Temporary Financial Assistance Improves Homeless Veterans’ Odds of Becoming Stably Housed
    Temporary financial assistance (TFA) provides funds for rent, utility payments, security deposits, and other housing-related expenses for Veterans who have lost – or are at risk of losing – stable housing. This study sought to determine whether TFA improves housing outcomes for Veterans with housing instability. Findings showed that compared to Veterans not receiving temporary financial assistance...
    Date: February 10, 2021
  • Use of VHA Homeless Programs Decreases Suicide
    This study assessed whether participation in VHA Homeless Programs is associated with reduced risk of all-cause and suicide mortality among Veterans with housing instability. Findings showed that the use of VHA Homeless Programs among Veterans reporting housing instability was significantly associated with reduced hazards of all-cause and suicide mortality. More than one-half of Veterans reporting...
    Date: November 18, 2020
  • Methods of Suicide Differ Between Stably and Unstably Housed Veterans
    This study examined whether Veterans’ methods of suicide varied by housing status. Findings showed that across the study period, 3% of Veterans in the study population were unstably housed. Among the 7,005 Veterans who died by suicide, 4% were unstably housed. After accounting for demographic and health factors, unstably housed Veterans had an 86% increased hazard of suicide from self-poisoning fr...
    Date: April 12, 2020
  • Among Veterans Who Experience Homelessness, Non-fatal Overdose is a Relatively Common Problem
    Overdose is one of the most common causes of death for younger homeless individuals, but the prevalence of non-fatal overdose among the homeless is unknown. Investigators in this study administered a survey to Veterans who had experienced homelessness (current or past) and received primary care at one of 26 VA medical centers across the nation asking if they had experienced an overdose within the ...
    Date: March 17, 2020

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Studies

( 5 of more than 21 HOMELESSNESS focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 18-244 Capturing the Dynamics of Homelessness through Ethnography and Mobile Technology McInnes, Donald 2020-08-01
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

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Homelessness" publications displayed.


  • Working to End Homelessness among Veterans || In Progress

    ...an article that discusses the VA Homelessness Health Services Research Initiative...Initiative to help reduce homelessness and improve integrated care among Veterans... In This Issue: Working to End Homelessness among Veterans About 11% of the...are Veterans, and HUD's 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) estimates

  • Working to End Homelessness among Veterans || In Progress

    ...an article that discusses the VA Homelessness Health Services Research Initiative...Initiative to help reduce homelessness and improve integrated care among Veterans... In This Issue: Working to End Homelessness among Veterans About 11% of the...are Veterans, and HUD's 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) estimates

  • Management Briefs eBrief-no37 -- Homelessness among Veterans

    Management Briefs eBrief-no37 -- Homelessness among Veterans...2011 A Review of the Literature: Homelessness among Veterans Investigators at...to examine the epidemiology of homelessness among Veterans, as well as risk

  • Early Warning Indicators of Homelessness Risk among Veterans || In Progress

    ...an article that discusses the VA Homelessness Health Services Research Initiative...Initiative to help reduce homelessness and improve integrated care among Veterans...2016 In this Issue: Working to End Homelessness among Veterans » Table of Contents...Contents Early Warning Indicators of Homelessness Risk among Veterans Ongoing study

  • Palliative Care for Homeless Veterans || In Progress

    ...an article that discusses the VA Homelessness Health Services Research Initiative...Initiative to help reduce homelessness and improve integrated care among Veterans...2016 In this Issue: Working to End Homelessness among Veterans » Table of Contents...Palliative Care for Homeless Veterans Ongoing study Among the homeless, mean age at

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Homelessness" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
4/21/2020 Playing Cards and Graphic Medicine: Connecting Veterans to Housing and Mental Health Services through Innovative, Veteran-Facing Products Juhasz, Katherine  
Bond, Allison  
Williams, Elizabeth  
Facundo, Ray  
True, Gala  
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 Balshem, Howard  
Christensen, Vivian  
Kansagara, Devan  
Tuepker, Anais  
Metraux, Stephen  
O'Toole, Thomas  

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Videos


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Podcasts


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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.

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