Homelessness

Kristina Smock Consulting works with social service agencies, foundations and local and state governments to support research, planning and policy related to homelessness.

Areas of expertise include:

  • ­   Local and state policy related to adult, family and youth homelessness
  • ­   Research and analysis to inform policy and planning
  • ­   Program development
  • ­   Program evaluation

SAMPLE PROJECTS

Homebuilders Foundation, Shelter Preservation Project: Coordinated research, stakeholder input and planning to support development of new program area focused on addressing the maintenance and preservation needs of homeless shelter facilities, 2014-2015.

Multnomah County, Evaluation of Homeless Youth Continuum: Conducted annual Fidelity Scale Assessments of the Continuum’s implementation of the Assertive Engagement model, and worked with Continuum partners to develop and implement a comprehensive evaluation framework for the Continuum’s work, 2010-2016.

New Avenues for Youth, Younger Youth Report: Researched and wrote a report analyzing why homeless youth under age 18 are a declining portion of the youth served by Multnomah County’s homeless youth system, 2012-2013.

Portland Housing Bureau, Point-in-Time Count of HomelessnessCoordinated bi-annual Homeless Street Counts and wrote comprehensive reports on homelessness in Portland/ Multnomah County, 2008-2015.

Portland Housing Bureau, Evaluation of Dignity Village: Conducted an evaluation of Dignity Village, a self-managed homeless camp, 2010.

State of Oregon Department of Human Services, Homeless and Runaway Youth Strategic Framework: Conducted an environmental scan, research synthesis and stakeholder engagement process to develop a strategic framework and policy recommendations for addressing the needs of Oregon’s homeless and runaway youth, 2016.