Master of Public Administration (MPA)
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer)-focused shelter, homelessness, social welfare, public health, Santa Clara County
Due to elevated homelessness and growing hate crimes, an LGBTQ-focused shelter was developed and implemented by Office of Supportive Housing (OSH), along with the OLGBTQ (Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer). The following research investigated whether the process to design the LGBTQ-focused shelter program in Santa Clara county took the necessary steps to ensure that the program represents the community it intends to serve. Using process evaluation to identify the problem and proposed solutions, and policy analysis to examine the alternative solutions, the research answered the question: Did the approved design of the LGBTQ-focused shelter represent the stakeholder planning process used to create it?
Montalvo, Anthony, "Stakeholder Input to the Development of the Santa Clara County LGBTQ-Focused Shelter: A Process and Policy Analysis" (2019). Master's Projects. 831.