College of Science and Health Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award

Spring 6-11-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Molly Brown, PhD

Second Advisor

Jocelyn Smith Carter, PhD


Aims: There is limited research on the characteristics of individuals experiencing homelessness

who achieve positive housing outcomes in rapid re-housing (RRH) interventions. This study

aimed to identify a typology of homelessness based on Self-Sufficiency Matrix (SSM) domains

and examine its relation to sociodemographic characteristics and housing placement in RRH.

Methods: Homeless Management Information System data, including sociodemographics, SSM

domains, and housing outcomes, were obtained for 261 Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program participants in Indianapolis, IN.

Results: Latent class analysis revealed three subgroups based on SSM domains. Latent class

regression found the subgroups were significantly associated with race and significantly

predicted housing placement during RRH services.

Conclusions: Future research is needed to understand factors influencing differential self-sufficiency, as measured by the SSM, among Black and White individuals. Results affirm that

individuals with greater psychosocial self-sufficiency have better housing outcomes in RRH than

those with more complex support needs.

SLP Collection


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Psychology Commons