- Mina Silberberg, PhD
- Donna Biederman, DrPH, MN, RN
- Emily Carmody, LCSW
Research Project Description
This research studied (2016-2019) promising practices in the provision and regulation of Tenancy Support Services (TSS), which provide assistance to individuals with obtaining and maintaining housing. Because of their association with housing stability and improved health outcomes, TSS services can now be covered by Medicaid. All states, including North Carolina, can cover tenancy support services through existing services and/or new Medicaid waiver requests.The project explored the delivery of TSS by two agencies in North Carolina, Homeward Bound and the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, and two agencies in Louisiana, as well as the regulatory environment in that state. The team investigated the agency environments and practices that facilitate and hinder effective, broadly accessible TSS delivery. These issues were addressed through a review of program materials, descriptive analysis of administrative data and interviews and focus groups with program personnel, clients, landlords and state officials.
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Mina Silberberg, PhD
Mina Silberberg is an Associate Professor at Duke University School of Medicine in the Department of Community and Family Medicine. Her research focuses on program evaluation, community health, clinical models and community-based approaches to health improvements for the underserved, and community-engaged research.
Donna Biederman, DrPH, MN, RN
Donna Biederman is an Associate Professor with the Duke University School of Nursing. Her areas of expertise and interests are community health, health disparities, homelessness, transitional care for individuals experiencing homelessness and community based participatory research.
Emily Carmody, LCSW
Emily Carmody is a Program Director for the North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness. She has expertise in housing, homelessness and North Carolina Medicaid policy.
Issue Brief: North Carolina
Increasing Housing Stability: Assessing Promising Tenancy Support Models to Inform Practice and Policy