Many individuals have assisted us on this project; we would especially like to thank thefollowing:
The researchers and program administrators who nominated potential sites.
The on-site people we interviewed individually, in meetings and in focus groups whoshared their time, information, and insights with us.
Our advisory team members, Donald J. Baumann, Deborah Dennis, Linda Gibbs,Jean L. Hochron, Mark Hurwitz, Natalie Hutcheson, Pam Michell, Pat Morgan, AnnO’Rielly, and Robert A. Rosenheck, who have contributed their time, knowledge, andexpertise.
Marina Myhre, our project Government Technical Representative from the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), who has provided us withhelpful support, observations and thoughts throughout the study. Other HUD staff members who have also provided acute comments on the projects research design,data analysis and report include Paul Dornan, Marge Martin, and Kevin Neary fromthe Office of Policy Development and Research, and Mark Johnston from the Officeof Community Planning and Development.In addition, we would like to acknowledge the work completed by the following Walter R.McDonald & Associates, Inc. staff: Deborah Bass Rubenstein was fully involved in the earlystages of this project, especially the research design and screening of sites; Charles Wheelerassisted in the report review; Gayleen Lentsch was in charge of report production; Cheryl Reedcoordinated travel arrangements; Maricela Leyva-Perez and Jamie Vang provided administrativesupport.We appreciate the significant contributions that the above individuals made to carrying out theresearch and writing of this report, and they are not responsible for any remaining errors oromissions. The findings and views herein are those of the contractors and authors.The contents of this report are the views of the contractor and do not necessarily reflect the viewsor policies of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or the U.S. Government.