47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Caitlin Carey

University of Massachusetts Boston
PhD Student/Research Assistant
Greater Boston Area
Second year doctoral student in the public policy program at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Research Assistant at the Center for Social Policy. Interested in researching issues of poverty and inequality in the United States, including homelessness and housing policies as well as public assistance benefits and social services. Specific research interests include:
• LGBTQ+ homelessness prevention
• Anti-homeless ordinances in American cities
• Barriers to accessing public assistance benefits
• Evaluating the Housing First approach as a "one-size-fits-all" model of combating homelessness
• The need for more safe havens in the U.S.
• Performance-based funding for social service agencies
• Opportunities for bottom-up policy making in the area of homelessness
• Alternate definitions of "chronic homelessness" and reevaluating voucher/housing prioritization

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, April 22