The Center on Housing and Homelessness Reports & Publications
Understanding Poverty and Homelessness
The Center on Housing and Homelessness (CHHR) produces a wide variety of research and resources to help organizations and communities look beyond homelessness statistics to understand the effects of homelessness and the complex issues related to housing security.
2021 Annual Report
Center for Housing and Homelessness Research
2021 Annual ReportWe know it’s been a particularly challenging and ever-evolving couple of years for our communities, and we hope you and yours are doing well. We’re pleased to share our first annual report with you that includes the work we’ve accomplished in partnership with you. We are grateful to our community partners for supporting us in providing high impact, innovative research, evaluation, and community assessments to those interested in addressing issues of housing insecurity and homelessness. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for all you do on behalf of our communities.
Reports on Poverty and Homelessness
Beloved Community Village Evaluation Findings
The results from this evaluation by the CHHR demonstrate that over the course of the first nine months, the Beloved Community Village tiny-homes community has been a success.
Your Family, Your Neighborhood Intervention Results
The Your Family, Your Neighborhood intervention was implemented in two low-income Denver neighborhoods, where the intervention contributed to increased neighborhood cohesion and attachments.
Bridging the Gap Housing and Life-Skills Program
CHHR evaluated Mile High United Way’s Bridging the Gap housing and life-skills program for young adults aged exiting the child welfare system and recommended opportunities for program improvement.
Homelessness in Trinidad, Colorado
CHHR assessed homelessness in Trinidad, Colorado, helping the community understand the experiences and needs of people experiencing homelessness, and how systems such as health care and law enforcement were impacted.
Our “New & Hopeful Approaches in Housing and Homelessness” event showcased innovative approaches to housing insecurity and homelessness from Colorado and communities nationwide.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
Historic and Current Health Care Struggles for the Homeless
Hardee, S. K., Sanford, G., & Burnes, D. (2019) Historic and current health care struggles for the homeless and skills for providers to improve care. Archives of Family Medicine and General Practice, 4(1), 76–81. Read More
Study of Parent Engagement in Subsidized Project-Based Housing
Lechuga Peña, S., & Brisson, D. (2018). Your Family, Your Neighborhood: Results from a feasibility and acceptability study of parent engagement in subsidized project-based housing. Journal of Community Practice, 26(4), 459–470. Read More
Perceptions of Neighborhood Social Cohesion
Brisson, D., Lechuga Peña, S., & Plassmeyer, M. (2018). Prioritizing choice: Perceptions of neighborhood social cohesion for residents in subsidized housing. Journal of Social Service Research, 44(3), 267–278. Read More
Barriers to Parent Involvement
Lechuga-Peña, S., & Brisson, D. (2018). Barriers to parent involvement while living in subsidized housing: A mother’s perspectives. The Qualitative Report, 23(5), 1176–1187. Read More
Impact of Services on Retaining Subsidized Housing
Plassmeyer, M., Brisson, D., & Lechuga-Peña, S. (2017) Impact of services on retaining subsidized housing. Journal of Urban Affairs, 40(2), 261–273. Read More
Neighborhood Social Cohesion
Walker, L. A., & Brisson, D. (2017). The impact of concentrations of African Americans and Latinos/Latinas on neighborhood social cohesion in high poverty United States neighborhoods. The Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 44(2), 101–132. Read More
An Analysis of the Point-In-Time Homelessness Count
Schneider M., Brisson, D., & Burnes, D. (2016). Do we really know how many are homeless? An analysis of the Point-In-Time Homelessness Count. Families in Society, 97(4), 321–329. Read More