NHCEH Introduces Homeless Research Program
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April 12, 2017
For more information, media only, contact: Cathy Kuhn, PhD – 603-325-1686
NH COALITION TO END HOMELESSNESS LAUNCHES ITS HOMELESS RESEARCH PROGRAM
NH Nonprofit Looking for Colleges and Universities to Research Homelessness
MANCHESTER, NH – The NH Coalition to End Homelessness (NHCEH) is launching the NH Homeless Research Program, a new initiative which aims to harness the robust resources that exist in colleges and universities across the state in order to enhance knowledge and understanding about the issue of homelessness in New Hampshire.
The NH Homeless Research Program aims to engage faculty and students in an effort to collect and analyze the most recent and relevant data about the specific experiences of people who become homeless in New Hampshire. The program offers researchers an opportunity to inform the creation of programs and policies that will positively impact the lives of those who face homelessness and its related challenges. The NHCEH provides suggested research topics, topic expertise, networking opportunities with key stakeholders, and dissemination of findings, while researchers examine and report on topics related to homelessness in the state. The program is flexible and is customizable for both classrooms and independent researchers.
“We believe that we cannot end homelessness in New Hampshire without a complete understanding of its complex causes and consequences and best practices to help people get back into housing,” said Cathy Kuhn, PhD, Director of the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness. “At the Coalition, we feel strongly that armed with this data, NH will be in a better position to implement solutions that have the greatest capacity to permanently end homelessness in our state.”
The NH Homeless Research Program will be an additional tool in the fight to end homelessness. The NHCEH also collects data for the annual State of Homelessness in NH Report, which provides an overview of homelessness and several key indicators on an annual basis. “The State of Homelessness in NH Report is helpful in tracking overall progress, however its scope is still very limited and only scratches the surface in terms of the research we still need to do,” said Cathy Kuhn.
Interested colleges and universities can learn more about the NH Homeless Research Program at www.nhceh.org/research.
The NH Coalition to End Homelessness is a nonprofit organization with the purpose of eliminating the causes of homelessness through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the NHCEH, the research program and more visit www.nhceh.org or call 603-641-9441.