Webinar: Reducing Housing Instability with Randomized Evaluations

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On February 10, 2020 at 2 p.m. EST, J-PAL North America hosted a webinar on how organizations can use randomized evaluations to generate new and widely applicable lessons about which strategies are most effective at reducing homelessness and promoting housing stability.

The webinar provided additional information about J-PAL North America's Housing Stability Evaluation Incubator, through which organizations can apply for technical assistance and funding to develop one or more high-quality randomized evaluations related to reducing homelessness.

The webinar featured the following speakers, who discussed their partnership on an evaluation of the Youth and Family Homelessness Prevention Initiative (YFHPI) in King County, Washington:

  • Sarah Argodale, Evaluator, King County Department of Community and Human Services 
  • Kim Dodds, Prevention & Diversion Program Manager, King County Department of Community and Human Services
  • Christina McHugh, Lead Evaluator, Housing and Homelessness, King County Department of Community and Human Services
  • David Phillips, Associate Research Professor of Economics, Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities, University of Notre Dame

The evaluation of YFHPI will be the largest randomized controlled trial of homelessness prevention services to date and will compare two different approaches to homelessness prevention.

Watch the recording of the webinar here: