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Research Brief  |  September 17, 2013

New York City implemented a number of different rapid re-housing programs between fiscal years (FY) 2005 and 2011. This brief examines what happened to the number of homeless families, the duration of their homelessness, and the rate of their return to shelter during the period when rapid re-housing was implemented.

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Research Brief  |  January 14, 2009

Recessions mean more homelessness. Increasing numbers of unemployed people are unable to afford rent, and charities and local governments are unable to keep up. Based on estimates of the depth likely to be reached by the current recession, 1.5 million additional Americans are likely to experience homelessness over the next two years, over and above the number who usually become homeless. However, the worst increases in homelessness can be prevented by providing emergency assistance to help stabilize or rehouse people experiencing a housing crisis.