Destination upon Exit: Housing Trajectories and Shelter Program Use Histories among the Homeless Population in Miami-Dade County

Claudia Solari, Abt Associates
Matthew Marr, Florida International University

In 2010, the U.S. government released a federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness (U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2010). Part of that plan relies on a housing first model, whereby the most vulnerable of the homeless population are housed permanently and connected with social services. This new housing first approach may alter the housing trajectory of homeless sub-populations. We use longitudinal client-level Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data from Miami-Dade County to conduct an event history analysis on program use and housing trajectories of people accessing emergency shelter, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing programs from 2010 to 2012.

See extended abstract

 Presented in Session P2. Data and Methods/Applied Demography/ Spatial Demography/ Demography of Crime