Best Practice Research For New Projects

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Best Practices Best practice research allows for new projects to be implemented with an understanding of what works, and what doesn’t. Often, this research can reveal a quicker path to successful program implementation and show how to use resources most efficiently. Thus, best practice research will help in the planning process of a permanent supportive housing community in Little Rock. The research has shown permanent supportive housing communities have been implemented throughout the United States and been successful. The analysis and information has helped to create a need for the emulation of similar program across the nation. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), a subset of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has created an Evidence Based Tool Kit for the implementation of permanent supportive housing communities in the United States (2010). The resource breaks down the implementation into six different dimensions or focus areas: (1) choice in housing and living arrangements, (2) decent, safe, and affordable housing, (3) access to housing and privacy, (4) community integration and rights of tenants, (5) flexible, voluntary, functional separation of housing, and (6) services and recovery-focused services (SAMSHA, 2010). Evidence has shown that these are the six dimensions that should be the focus of the design for permanent supportive housing communities. Other best practices when aligned with the focus areas
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