Homeless youth are caught between two opposing wants, formal support and independence
They are more likely to use flexible services that do not require commitments
Regulations of housing services are a deterrent to youths seeking services
The researchers hope that their study will lead to the creation or revision of programs that are adaptive and address the many specific barriers to housing for homeless emerging adults, thereby increasing their participation in those services.
The researchers interviewed 29 homeless emerging adults between the ages of 19 and 23 who had used housing services in the past.