Emergency Financial Assistance Reduces Homeless Shelter Entry and Violent Crime

A new study conducted by researchers at the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at the University of Notre Dame shows that emergency financial assistance for people facing homelessness not only reduces shelter entry, but also reduces criminal behavior.

Homelessness in the U.S. is a persistent and complex problem. Each year more than 2.3 million people experience homelessness, 7.4 million people live “doubled up” with friends or family for economic reasons, and many more are on the brink of homelessness.

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December 4, 2018

Health and SocietyCollege of Arts and LettersDavid PhillipsEconomicsJames SullivanResearchService