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Keeping Families Together

Metis Associates, 2010

This report offers an evaluation of Keeping Families Together (KFT), a pilot initiative from the Corporation of Supportive Housing (CSH). KFT tests the impact of permanent supportive housing for families with previous involvement with homelessness and the child welfare system. CSH worked with seven New York City nonprofits to offer housing and services for 29 families. This study from Metis Associates finds that 26 of those families achieved long-term residential stability. The report also suggests that family supportive housing can lead to increased school attendance and decreased use of foster care among children. It was authored by Rebecca Swann-Jackson, Donna Tapper and Allison Fields.

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Research category: Families, Youth