This report has been compiled for Minnesota's State Director for Ending Long-Term
Homelessness. The Director has an interest as to whether a less costly form of rental subsidy
may have similar, positive outcomes as those provided by more costly, traditional rental subsidy
programs in ending or preventing family homelessness. If the less costly subsidies could be
shown to be as effective as their more costly counterparts, there would be an interest in pursuing
them in Minnesota in order to maximize funding. This report will examine national literature
and case studies to determine what the strengths and weaknesses of limited rental subsidies are in
serving families currently or at risk of experiencing homelessness. With the framework
developed in this paper, the specific areas that may require more research are identified.
Hughes, Andrew. The Effectiveness of Shallow Rent Subsidies In Ending or Preventing Family Homelessness. May 19, 2009.Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Master of Urban and Regional Planning.
professional paper for the fulfillment of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning degree
The Effectiveness of Shallow Rent Subsidies In Ending or Preventing Family Homelessness.
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
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