Master of Public Administration (MPA)
First Committee Member
Christopher Stream, Chair
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The COACH program was created through a Social Security Administration (SSA) grant provided to assist eligible chronically homeless individuals apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. On April 1, 2004, the SSA released $6.6 million in "HOPE" awards to 34 organizations, including Clark County Social Services (CCSS) who received $450,000 over three years. Later in 2004, they released additional funding to include seven more organizations in the program. In total, the SSA has committed nearly $18 million to the program over three years. The purpose of the assistance is to improve the quality of life for chronically homeless individuals, help them achieve full community integration, attain stable housing and possibly re-establish employment.
Federal aid to services for the homeless; Homeless persons – Services for; Nevada – Clark County
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University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Wolffradt, Sandy von; Medina, Kirk; and Vibabul, Tony, "Clark County outreach assistance to the chronically homeless" (2006). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 804.
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