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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(5 of more than 88 HOMELESSNESS focused publications)
- 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.
- Tsai J. Lifetime and 1-year prevalence of homelessness in the US population: results from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions-III. Journal of public health (Oxford, England). 2018 Mar 1; 40(1):65-74.
- Gundlapalli AV, Redd A, Bolton D, Vanneman ME, Carter ME, Johnson E, Samore MH, Fargo JD, O'Toole TP. Patient-aligned Care Team Engagement to Connect Veterans Experiencing Homelessness With Appropriate Health Care. Medical care. 2017 Sep 1; 55 Suppl 9 Suppl 2:S104-S110.
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(5 of more than 29 HOMELESSNESS focused publication briefs)
- 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
- Women Veterans Who Experienced Past-Year Intimate Partner Violence Significantly More Susceptible to Housing Instability
This study used VA clinical screening data to assess the relationship between recent experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) and housing instability among women Veterans. Findings showed that female Veteran patients who screened positive for past-year IPV had up to four times the odds of experiencing housing instability. Women Veterans who screened positive for past-year IPV were significant...
Date: April 1, 2018
- Homeless Population-tailored Patient-Aligned Care Team Can Reduce Acute Care Services and Healthcare Costs
This trial compared healthcare service use and cost outcomes among homeless Veterans enrolled in a traditional (not tailored to a homeless population) PACT with outcomes among Veterans enrolled in a homeless population–tailored H-PACT. Findings showed that annual costs per patient were significantly higher in the PACT group than the H-PACT group ($37,415 vs $28,036), and most cost savings came fro...
Date: February 15, 2018
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( 5 of more than 19 HOMELESSNESS focused projects
|| Exploring Exits From Homelessness for Veterans with Serious Mental Illness
|| Identifying and Measuring Risk for Homelessness among Veterans
|| Current Evidence and Early Warning Indicators of Homelessness Risk Among Veterans
|| Screening and Referring Women Veterans for Homelessness Vulnerability
|| Development and Initial Validation of the Homelessness Severity Index
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The most recent "Homelessness" seminars are displayed.
They’re Homeless in a Home: Retaining Veterans in VA Supported Housing
|| Gabrielian, Sonya
Housing is Health: Promoting Residential and Medical Homes for Homeless Veterans
|| Andersen, Ronald
Risk Factors for Homelessness among Women Veterans – Implications for Prevention and Services
|| Hamilton, Alison
ESP Report: Homelessness Among Veterans
|| Balshem, Howard
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- 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.