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An evaluation of the City’s Kensington Encampment Resolution Pilot

Independent researchers from the University of Pennsylvania compiled this report, analyzing the first two of four large encampment closures in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood.

The closures analyzed in this report occurred in spring 2018. Later, the City closed another two encampments, the last on January 31, 2019.

The research team from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice included Stephen Metraux, Ph.D.; Meagan Cusack, M.S.; Fritz Graham, M.P.H.; David Metzger, Ph.D.; and, Dennis Culhane, Ph.D.

The City of Philadelphia funded the report.

Name Description Released Format
Encampment Resolution Pilot Report PDF This report, compiled by independent researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, looks at Philadelphia's closure of two large encampments in Kensington in spring 2018. It includes data over the course of several months along with insights from surveys, community meetings, and other sources. March 12, 2019