Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)


Public Administration

First Committee Member

Christopher Stream, Chair

Number of Pages



Our group conducted a program evaluation of HELP Las Vegas Genesis Apartments (HELP Genesis). We began the evaluation on November of 2008 and concluded May 2009. HELP Genesis is a permanent supportive housing facility for veterans and homeless with disabilities. It was a concern that they may be a transitional housing facility because of their turnover rate. We concluded that this was not the case.

We have identified the following limitations in our analysis. There was a lack of accessibility to the budget and accounting documents, limited access to key contacts for necessary information, and time constraints which prohibited us from investigating the claim that there was a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) iolation in providing supporting documents.

We have identified two recommendations, (1) Include more transparency in the budgeting and accounting processes, (2) HELP Genesis is a permanent supportive housing facility and should continue to receive funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Homelessness; Low-income housing; People with disabilities – Housing; Public housing; Veterans – Housing


Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Public Administration | Public Affairs | Social Policy | Social Welfare




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