A Study on Supportive Housing’s Impact on Families in Cedar Rapids
September 4, 2019, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Debbie Craig, Four Oaks
Kim Eiler, Four Oaks
Miriam J. Landsman, PhD, University of Iowa
Children experiencing homelessness or living in inadequate and unstable housing are exposed to many risks, including a heightened threat of involvement with the child welfare system.
Partners United for Supportive Housing-Cedar Rapids (PUSH-CR) was a five-year demonstration of supportive housing with child welfare involved families, one of five projects in the country funded by the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. PUSH-CR provided rapid housing and supportive services to high-need families involved with child welfare services who were also homeless or in a housing crisis. A cross-site evaluation report summarizing results from the five projects was recently released by the Urban Institute.
In this presentation, you will learn from key staff involved with PUSH-CR and the local evaluator about the implementation experience, results, and lessons learned over five years. You will also hear about current efforts underway to expand supportive housing.