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Public-Nonprofit Collaboration and Policy in Homeless Services

Management, Measurement, and Impact

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  • Blends public policy theory with policy and management practices, ideal for graduate classrooms
  • Utilizes collaborative governance theory to examine how national homeless policy in the US is being implemented
  • Appeals to scholars, students, and practitioners in public policy, political science, and public administration

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This book examines public-nonprofit collaborations in the context of federal homeless policy.  Communities across the U.S. are expected to create local homeless service networks, known as Continuums of Care (CoCs), in order to respond to their incidence of homelessness.  It leverages unique, original and national data and applies collaborative governance theories to develop a systematic understanding of network governance and leadership, health care services for those experiencing homelessness, and measuring impact of collaborative activities.  The book offers a connected and comprehensive understanding of public-nonprofit collaboration in a homeless policy field and management strategies to lead and assess cross-sector arrangements.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)


“Public-Nonprofit Collaboration and Policy in Homeless Services offers invaluable insights into the nature and workings of homelessness networks across the United States. The authors build their chapters from extensive literature sources in several academic disciplines. The chapters on the challenges on collaboratively leading networks, cross-sector medical services, and measuring effectiveness provide particularly important and useful contributions to knowledge for scholars and practitioners.” (J. Steven Ott, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

“This book provides a novel and timely examination of multi-sector collaboration in addressing the needs of people experiencing homelessness. Both students and practicing professionals will benefit from the authors’ critical analysis of relevant theories and practices for designing, governing, and managing collaborative solutions. The book’s coverage of health services for homeless populations is an especially valuable resource for the social, medical, and public health fields.” (Glen P. Mays, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas, Denton, USA

    Hee Soun Jang

  • Department of Political Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

    Jesús N. Valero

About the authors

Hee Soun Jang, PhD. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the University of North Texas, USA.

Jesús N. Valero, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah, USA.

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