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What are the Community Level Drivers and Solutions to Homelessness? Exploring Evidence from Research on the Structural Determinants of Homelessness
March 27th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Understanding the primary structural drivers of homelessness is of critical importance for developing policy responses that can drive aggregate reductions in the number of persons experiencing homelessness. This talk will summarize research examining the structural factors and conditions that explain variation in rates of homelessness across communities or within communities over time. In so doing, it highlights policy levers that are likely to be most effective in having a direct or indirect impact in reducing homelessness in the United States.
Thomas Byrne is an Associate Professor at the Boston University School of Social Work. He is also affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Implementation Research (CHOIR) and the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans. His work focuses broadly on the causes, consequences, and policy solutions to homelessness and housing insecurity.