Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Randall D. Swain
This paper is based on a data project that pulled together publicly available data from several sources to examine the scope of homelessness in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The primary findings of the project conclude that there is a lack of data regarding counting homeless individuals, and that the available data should be examined to determine changes in the homeless population and demographics over time. Examining this data would also reveal the rate of progress in the number of counties that have began participating in the K-count since 2006. Increasing awareness about the topic and encouraging local governments to develop real measurable goals to evaluate and prevent homelessness is essential. “Because goals lead to performance measures, and it is well known that what gets measured gets done” (Van Wart, 2017, p.216).
Copyright 2022 Shannon Elyse Catron
Catron, Shannon Elyse, "Scope of Homelessness in Kentucky" (2022). Online Theses and Dissertations. 694.