The final report on Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership's (MBHP) Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program evaluation aims to improve our collective understanding of how the FSS program works, who benefits from the program and how they benefit, and the circumstances that are associated with success. The research findings are divided into five sections:
- A comparison of MBHP’s FSS program outcomes to the national average
- A description of how FSS graduates spend their escrow savings
- A comparison of FSS graduates with those who terminate from the program
- Mini-case examples on MBHP partnerships
- An assessment of goals and outcomes for MBHP under the TBF grant
The Center for Social Policy used a developmental evaluation framework to design our research on the Family Self-Sufficiency program at the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership. We investigated a series of questions developed in collaboration with key decision makers at MBHP and we tracked their progress towards the goals they set under the grant from the Boston Foundation. CSP worked together with MBHP to develop the research questions, establish priorities for data collection, synthesize the research findings and develop policy recommendations. This work has resulted in three reports, an evaluation brief, an interim report, and now a final report.
Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage
Holgate, Brandynn; Tripp, Julia; Singleton, Sylvia; Kabir, Priyanka; Mirbel, Wendel; and Friedman, Donna Haig, "Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program Evaluation, July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2015" (2016). Center for Social Policy Publications. 80.