Master of Public Administration (MPA)
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
Davis, Shauna; Ellington, Bristol; Mussi, Alexis; and Wasden, Jason LaMarr, "Program evaluation of help Las Vegas Genesis Apartments" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 824.
Other Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration Commons, Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation Commons, Public Administration Commons, Public Affairs Commons, Social Policy Commons, Social Welfare Commons