Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A study of individuals, previously homeless, residing in permanent supportive housing
by Bibel, Dana, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 47; 1600022
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the study is to gain a better understanding of the adult tenants who live in permanent supportive housing (PSH) with four research questions: 1. What are the demographic characteristics of residents in permanent supportive housing? 2. What factors contributed to residents becoming homeless, and how many episodes of homelessness occurred? 3. What are the conditions that affect the ability of the individuals to live independently? 4. Are residents receiving services for the identified barriers to living independently? Secondary data was used to examine 35 individuals from the Homeless Management Information System. No identifying information was obtained. A case reading tool is used to gather the information, and then transcribed in SPSS for univariate analysis. Individuals residing in this permanent supportive housing are low income and almost every individual in the sample identified as having some type of disability. A portion of the sample identified experiencing issues comorbidly. A small percentage of individuals were connected to resources and receiving services when asked these questions during intake. Further research could identify if residing in the permanent supportive housing has increased individual connection to and utilization of services.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brocato, Jo
Commitee: Potts, Marilyn, Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Public policy, Social structure
Publication Number: 1600022
ISBN: 978-1-339-07607-2
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