ERIC Number: ED395233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Housing Policy and Family Self-Sufficiency. Background Briefing Report.
The relationship between housing and family well-being and self-sufficiency are explored in this paper's three major sections. The first section provides background information on the relationship between housing and the physical and social well-being of individuals and families and describes the major federal housing initiatives that have been implemented since the 1930s. This section also examines the characteristics of residents living in subsidized housing, describes the nature of current housing needs, and points out where the major gaps lie between the supply of subsidized, affordable housing and demand. The second section delves into the specific connections between housing and self-sufficiency programs. This includes a discussion on the logic of linking the two, an examination of the ways in which there has been a lack of coordination between the housing and social welfare systems (the traditional route through which recipients are supposed to achieve self-sufficiency) and an overview of the housing/self-sufficiency programs that have been implemented. The final section of the paper discusses the present and future challenges for housing-based self-sufficiency programs, including the major lessons that have been learned from the various early and contemporary initiatives. Contains 74 references. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Family Impact Seminar (FIS), The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Note: Contains highlights of the first of three seminars on housing issues conducted by the Family Impact Seminar (Washington, DC, September 29, 1995).