Impact of Welfare Reform on Public Shelter Admissions, PHA Waiting Lists, and
PHA Tenant Outcomes
The purpose of this study was to analyze the impact of welfare reform (Act
35 and PRWORA) on shelter admissions, shelter stay lengths, PHA waiting list
composition, PHA waiting list lengths of stay and tenant self-sufficiency outcomes.
The study also assessed how PHA responds to welfare reform, and the impact of
changes on PHA tenant and waiting list policy and practices.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Dennis Culhane (SP2/CML) and Lorlene Hoyt (formerly GSFA doctoral student and
PHA Planning Director, and now Asst. Prof at MIT).
Philadelphia Housing Authority and the Office of Emergency Shelter and Services.
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