Multi-City Survey of Social Service Providers (MSSSP)
The Multi-City Survey of Social Service Providers (MSSSP) interviewed nearly 1,500 program managers and executive directors from governmental and nongovernmental organizations providing assistance to poor populations in four cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C.). Respondents to the telephone survey were asked over 125 questions about services offered, client characteristics, organizational characteristics, funding streams, faith-based status, and geographic location. Click here for the survey instrument.
The Multi-City Survey of Social Service Providers (MSSSP) was supported with grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Urban Scholars Program, the Richard B. Salomon Faculty Research Program at Brown University, the Metropolitan Policy Program at The Brookings Institution, and the Brown University Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship (UTRA) Program. The survey project also received support from the Taubman Center for Public Policy, the Department of Political Science, and the John Hazen White Public Opinion Laboratory at Brown University, as well as the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan.
Preferred citation for the MSSSP: Allard, Scott W. 2006. Multi-City Survey of Social Service Providers (MSSSP). Providence, R.I.: Brown University.