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Student Major: Social Work
Project Advisor: Anjanette Wells
Abstract: Homelessness is one of the most severe forms of housing instability. In the United States, homelessness is ever-present, riding strongly on the state of economics and housing stability. Today, maintaining permanent housing, in and of itself, can be difficult to obtain for all individuals in the United States, let alone those who are experiencing homelessness and have previously been homeless. Additionally, homeless individuals face barriers causing the maintaining of permanent housing to be especially burdensome. The problems pertaining to this research are risk factors and barriers hindering homeless individuals. Homeless individuals exhibit obstacles such as substance use, mental illness, and adverse childhood experiences. This research strives to describe how barriers faced by the homeless hinder the ability to maintain permanent housing.