Homelessness Survey from RAND Health
Between 1989 and 1995, RAND conducted a study of the dynamics surrounding exits and reentries into homelessness. Staff first administered a structured survey interview (English/Spanish) to a representative sample of 1,500 homeless adults in two Los Angeles sites, using a combination of "service sector" and street "blitz" approaches.
From this cross-sectional sample, they drew a stratified subsample of 480 individuals for a two-year follow-up survey. Both of these surveys are available in hard copy or PDF (below) from the RAND Corporation. Contact RAND_Health@rand.org for copies.