Housing & Homelessness

We have evaluated over 30 programs related to housing and homelessness.

We have conducted a wide range of programs focused on housing and homelessness. A small sample of these includes those for the Abyssinian Development Corporation, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Los Angeles Urban League, the Marin Community Foundation, Norwalk Housing Authority, the Partnership for the Homeless, San Francisco Department of Human Services, and YWCA Housing,

A few select recent or key housing and homelessness related projects include:

AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts

Philliber initially had a brief contract with the AmeriCorps Legal Advocates of MA (ALA-MA) to design an outcome and impact (quasi-experimental) evaluation plan which follows the AmeriCorps guidelines for documenting evidence. ALA-MA uses recently graduated attorneys to provide brief service and full representation for low income individuals and families facing eviction. In 2019, Philliber received an additional contract to implement the evaluation approved by the Corporation for National and Community Service that administers AmeriCorps.

Association to Benefit Children

The Association to Benefit Children (ABC) provides a comprehensive array of high-quality academic, youth development, and family enrichment opportunities for elementary school children enrolled in PS 30, PS 57, and PS 155 in East Harlem, in order to cultivate academic success, support social and emotional development, and promote the wellbeing of all participants. In 2017, ABC converted its privately-funded therapeutic after school program into a 21st Century Community Learning Centers program both through a formal partnership with the schools and by leveraging additional support to create a more effective program model.

Housing Justice, Equal Justice Works

For Equal Justice Works, Philliber is designing and implementing a process and outcome evaluation of the Housing Justice Program which utilizes six legal fellows and two community organizers to address the high rates of eviction in the greater Richmond, VA area.

Lowenstein House Inc.

The Lowenstein House Psychosocial Rehabilitation program provides an ongoing, year-round comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation program which assists members with a variety of issues related to life functioning. Some of the goals of the program include increasing clients’ self-esteem, reducing hospitalizations, preventing homelessness and developing job skills. Members participate in one of three work units: clerical/word processing, food services, and environmental (house and grounds maintenance). Within these units, members interact with others, work toward personal goals, and develop job skills. Members work at their own pace and receive counseling and case management services. In addition, Lowenstein House offers group and other social, recreational, and educational activities designed to increase independence, self-sufficiency, and levels of functioning. Services are generally scheduled for four to six hours per day.

San Mateo County Homeless Count

Every two years, San Mateo County Human Services Agency Center on Homelessness is required by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to gather and analyze information to help the community understand homelessness in San Mateo County. This bi-annual Census and Survey includes a point-in-time count of homeless people as well as a survey of a sample of this population to inform the Housing Our People Effectively Plan that aims to end homelessness in San Mateo County. Philliber has assisted Kate Bristol Consulting with four counts (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015). Philliber specifically developed the methodology for a follow-up survey of single adult and adult family members who were homeless and a methodology for identifying the hidden homeless. Philliber performed the quantitative analysis of the homeless count and survey data to determine demographic shifts in homelessness across the county.

The Partnership for the Homeless, The O’Neill Foundation

The Partnership for the Homeless in New York City created its Education Rights Project to serve the educational needs of children in homeless and near-homeless families. These families received intensive case management services and group interventions designed to help them become learning supports for their children and develop advocacy skills to work with their children’s schools. School staff received training to understand and thus better serve, homeless children in their classrooms. Philliber provided assistance to finalize a logic model for the program and to create a data collection system and instruments to support the program’s evaluation.

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