Sustainability of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System: The State of Services Integration and Systems Change in Participating Communities as a Federal Demonstration Ends

The Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing, funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services was designed to explore the effects of providing housing and intensive services to high-need families in the child welfare system. Demonstration sites created new service delivery structures to accomplish set goals worked more intensively than ever with partner agencies and changed agency policies and procedures to make the demonstration successful. Sites also found ways to sustain effective practices once the demonstration-funded projects ended.

This report examines these sustainability efforts—specifically, maintaining the key policies and practices that changed systems and integrated services to more effectively target and support families.

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Urban Institute
United States