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i guess you could call this
a moist owlet
You put the owl in bowl.
At Urban, we gather and analyze data in a lot of different ways, from programmatic administrative data, survey data, to focus group interviews. But don’t think all of our work occurs in an office—researchers working on the place-based Housing Opportunity and Services Together (HOST) Demonstration are in the field, working with families in low-income neighborhoods and developing whole family strategies to help them rise out of poverty.
HOST is a new, whole-family approach to improving the life chances of the most vulnerable youth and adults in public housing developments around the country. The program brings integrated services these communities, helping parents and children confront barriers to self-sufficiency like poor health, addiction, low literacy and educational attainment, and under- and unemployment.
We’re constantly evaluating new strategies to figure out what works. Our latest experiment: a “data walk” for residents of Altgeld Gardens, a public housing community and HOST site on Chicago’s South Side. Though our work is informed by residents’ experiences, residents aren’t typically involved in the ongoing data collection process. This time, though, we shared baseline survey and administrative data to hear what residents thought of the initiative and to learn what areas our data are not addressing. We are using their input to guide service provision for the remainder of the demonstration.
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