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.
A national, five-year study led by the Urban Institute set out to determine what impact supportive housing has on families, including if it can prevent out-of-home placements to foster care or help children already in foster care reunite with their parents.
The study examined five demonstration communities, including our very own Cedar Rapids, Iowa!
Learn about the implementation experience, recently released results, local outcomes and lessons learned over the five-year examination directly from the principal site investigator and service agency staff who were intimately involved with the day-to-day operations.