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Want to be the next PFSI TTA recipient?

Back in 2015, we launched our first application process for Urban’s pro bono pay for success (PFS) training and technical assistance (TTA) services.
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Future of PFS: What does it mean to be "data ready"?

Pay for success (PFS) projects rely on data to understand the issues facing a community and measure the impact of the chosen intervention. But what does “data ready” look like for a city or a county?
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Urban announces two additional recipients of PFS data TA awards

We are pleased to announce two new sites have been selected to receive training and technical assistance services (TTA) through the Urban Institute’s Pay for Success Administrative Data (PFS-AD) grant through funding awarded in 2016 from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund.
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Procurement in the Connecticut Family Stability Project

Pay for success (PFS) encourages governments to shift from paying for outputs to paying for outcomes. This change may affect how governments approaches procurement, including defining services, selecting providers, and establishing the terms that define relationships. Our new paper provides government stakeholders interested in PFS with important lessons on how a strong procurement process can improve PFS projects.
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Can investors open the door to end family homelessness?

Each year approximately 150,000 families with 330,000 children turn to homeless shelters during a housing crisis. That's a shameful number of children without a place to sleep at night. But as we detail in a new report, data show that this problem is solvable.