Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Policy analysis of the Housing First Model implemented by the City of Santa Monica, California
by Rogoski, Tina, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 72; 1517776
Abstract (Summary)

This study is a policy analysis of the Housing First model. For over the past 10 years, this model has swept the country as an innovative intervention to end chronic homelessness. Housing First provides immediate access to independent housing as well as support by an intensive case management team offering a multitude of services such as mental health and substance abuse treatment. This analysis incorporates history, policy objectives, federal influences, and relevance to foreign policies. This thesis also addresses the current short- and long-range effects of the Housing First model on the chronically homeless. Findings indicate that this policy is centered in the values of self-determination and harm reduction, and that housing is viewed as a basic right for all human beings. Findings point toward positive results. Implications for social work practice and future research are explored.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Rebecca
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1517776
ISBN: 978-1-267-47403-2
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