Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Filtering by Category: Homelessness

Understanding Landlord Related Issues in Permanent Supported Housing

This study aims to develop a better understanding of issues related to stigma of clients who are receiving services from one of two permanent supportive housing programs run by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). Clients of each of these programs have reported to AFC that they have perceived stigma directed towards them from landlords within the past year.
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Housing First Model Fidelity and Implications for Substance Abuse Treatment

In partnership with Heartland Alliance, CURL received a two-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to: (1) Define the essential components of the Housing First model; (2) Develop a fidelity index for Housing First programming; (3) Test the finalized fidelity index for reliability and validity; and (4) Assess the degree to which fidelity predicts improved substance abuse treatment access for clients.
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Evaluation of Chicago's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness

Working with various social service agencies that provide homelessness services, the research team will evaluate the programs and models that have been put into place under the Chicago Plan and provide data to make necessary mid-course corrections and improve implementation going forward. The four key components of the project are a qualitative study of homeless clients, a longitudinal client survey, a homeless service agency survey, and a service inventory.
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Evaluation of Catholic Charities' Homelessness Prevention Call Center

CURL partnered with Catholic Charities to evaluate their Homelessness Prevention Call Center. The Call Center is a Homelessness Prevention Initiative of the City of Chicago’s “10-Year Plan to End Homelessness.” Launched in January 2007, the Call Center directs individuals identified as being at risk for homelessness to appropriate short-term funding agencies and other social services as deemed appropriate.
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St. Leo’s Housing for Veterans

Loyola University Chicago's Center for Urban Research and Learning and Catholic Charities worked together to develop and implement a process and outcome evaluation of the St. Leo Campus for veterans, a unique partnership between a private organization, Catholic Charities, and a public one, the Veterans Administration. The purpose of this evaluation was to both assess the implementation process of this project for Catholic Charities, the Veteran's Administration and St. Leo's Veteran Campus various stakeholders and to provide a blueprint for the national reproduction of the model.
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