Abilene Campus (Residential)
Date of Award
Master of Science
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Malcolm E. Scott
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Thomas L. White
This thesis discusses the dynamics of homelessness and examines one agency (Abilene Hope Haven) that aims to help homeless individuals receive permanent housing. This study explores the characteristics that influence the likelihood of placement in permanent housing within 12 months at Abilene Hope Haven. The different types of supportive housing programs and their roles in helping homeless individuals will be discussed. Secondary data gathered from the Homeless Management Information System were entered into the Statistical Package for Social Sciences, and then a logistical regression analysis was created to explain the relationships between the different characteristics and permanency placement. A key finding in this research was that having some form of income played a role in exiting the program to some form of permanent housing. If this study were to be conducted again, it would be beneficial to consider an increase in sample size.
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Jackson, Unique, "The Efficacy of a Rapid Rehousing Program Serving Adults Experiencing Homelessness in West Central Texas" (2021). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 426.