Assistant Professor Kelly Patterson, Research Professor Tom Nochajski publish article Neighborhood Outcomes of Formally Homeless Veterans Participating in the HUD-VASH Program

Published December 22, 2014

Kelly Patterson

Kelly Patterson.

Tom Nochajski

Tom Nochajski.
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Congratulations to Assistant Professor Kelly Patterson, Research Professor Tom Nochajski and colleague Laiyun Wu for the publication of their article "Neighborhood Outcomes of Formally Homeless Veterans Participating in the HUD-VASH Program" in the Journal of Community Practice.

Abstract:

Research regarding how neighborhoods affect the people who live in them has grown in recent years. However, the neighborhood outcomes of formally homeless veterans have not received the attention this group warrants. This article examines the neighborhood outcomes of two groups of housing voucher holders. Using administrative data, this exploratory study finds that U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) voucher holders receiving comprehensive case management reside in higher quality neighborhoods than those who do not receive these services. Additionally, this effect seems to be a more critical factor for African Americans than Whites. Use of case managers with housing vouchers may improve African American residential outcomes in terms of neighborhood quality.