Abt Associates

Lauren Dunton, an Associate at Abt, has both evaluation and technical assistance experience related to homelessness. Currently, Ms. Dunton is Project Director for a HHS/HUD-funded project studying the rise of homeless encampments, including local responses to assist people experiencing homelessness in encampment settings and the associated costs. Ms. Dunton also is the Project Director for a HHS-funded study considering how state and county TANF agencies are assisting families currently or at-risk of experiencing homelessness. She is also directing the HUD’s Understanding Rapid Re-housing project that is investigating how RRH programs are currently operating and the experiences of a small number of households participating in RRH programs. She served as the Project Director for the Homeless Families Research Briefs Project, which used the HUD Family Options Study data for further analysis of issues impacting homeless families. She also led the creation of HUD’s Point-in-Time Count Methodology Guide. Ms. Dunton holds a Masters in Public Policy from The Johns Hopkins University.

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