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HUD Grants $2 Million To Research Homelessness

HUD is giving funds to conduct research on homelessness and address the impact homelessness has on families. 

November 1, 2023

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded nearly $1.4 Million to Northern Arizona University and The New York University (NYU) Grossman School of Medicine this month to research homelessness engaging affected communities and elevating the insights of the people experiencing homelessness. Besides this, HUD awarded $600,000 to the NYU Furman Center to address the impact of homelessness on families. 

HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Solomon Greene said, “These research projects will help fill crucial knowledge gaps about solutions to end homelessness and help HUD, other federal agencies, and our state and local partners better understand the effectiveness of programs and interventions designed to address homelessness in communities”. 

Nearly $726,306 will be given to Northern Arizona University for a three-year project to document encampment resolution strategies, their effectiveness, and the impact on people experiencing homelessness in three Arizona counties such as Pima, Yuma, and Maricopa. 

NYU’s School of Medicine secured $631,902 to determine the necessary services and housing resources for swiftly transitioning homeless adults, aged 55 and older, to housing in New York City. 

Meanwhile, NYU’s Furman Center was granted $650,000 to assess the effects of giving families, who had once been homeless, direct cash. This study will focus on the implications of providing these families with $1,000 monthly for 12 months without conditions after they exit a rapid rehousing program. The Homelessness research aims to understand the impact of factors like returning to homelessness, housing stability, and rent burden, and will also investigate how these cash transfers influence these outcomes.


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United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. “HUD Grants $2M to Advance Homelessness Research”. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, October 10, 2023, 

HUD Grants $2M to Advance Homelessness Research | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

Last Updated: September 20, 2021