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RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This research examines Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs) in Edmonton, Alberta. In Edmonton, these types of units are referred to as Garage/Garden Suites, however, in other municipalities they go by a variety of names including: Laneway Homes, Granny Flats, Carriage Homes, or Secondary Suites. It has been suggested that ADUs offer a number of social, environmental, and economic benefits, and a number of municipalities across North...

RESOURCE TYPE: Story
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

They've abandoned Their comfy-boxes, with the triangles on the tops --

Now, they only sit down here, to feed the pigeons: New friends. But still

They question... wanting to ask, if this is a fool’s paradise, to the nobodies.

Why does it seem so... dull? Maybe, They are just the hangovers.

Ashes, after getting butt-kicked; Leftovers from the autumn leaves:

 

They hang, They dry, They wither, Away,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Objective: 

Our home can have a major impact on our physical and mental health; this is particularly true for older people who may spend more time at home. Older people in social (i.e., public) housing are particularly vulnerable. Housing options for older people in social housing include standard design dwellings or specially designed “sheltered housing.” The most suitable housing model should be identified, with older people...

RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Social justice is a matter of life and death. We can all easily recognise the health inequalities experienced by people for whom absolute poverty is a daily reality.

(There is) very little reference in studies of patients stories in clinical encounters, to their daily experiences of living under condition of poverty, oppression or social exclusion.

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Increasingly, children are seen as social actors who are knowledgeable about issues that concern their lives, both in research and policymaking. However, this approach is not without challenges, particularly in relation to sensitive topics like poverty. One key challenge relates to how to involve children effectively so that their stories are actually listened to...

JOURNAL NAME: Procedia Environmental Sciences
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Energy poverty implies the situation of a household not able to satisfy the required levels of energy services in the house. Nowadays,...

JOURNAL NAME: Serbian Archives of Medicine
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Introduction/Objective

A population of homeless people has been growing rapidly over the past decades, and is a part of regular repertoire in daily autopsy practice. The paper aims to establish contingent of autopsy findings specific for homeless persons using a cohort approach.

Methods

First group consisted of the bodies of 37 homeless men autopsied in the past 15 years. The control group consisted of 37 men created by driven...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

BACKGROUND: 

Access to mental health care is a struggle for those with serious mental illness (SMI). About 25% of homeless suffer from SMI, compared with 4.2% of the general population. 

OBJECTIVE: 

From 2003 to 2012, St. Paul’s Center (SPC) operated a unique model to provide quality care to the homeless and those at risk for homelessness, incarceration, and unnecessary hospitalization because of SMI. Data were available...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Cold homes and fuel poverty have been identified as factors in health and social inequalities that could be alleviated through energy efficiency interventions. Research on fuel poverty and the health impacts of affordable warmth initiatives have to date primarily been conducted using quantitative and statistical methods, limiting the way how fuel poverty is understood. This study took a longitudinal focus group approach that allowed...

JOURNAL NAME: Energy Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Social housing residents often struggle with achieving adequate levels of warmth in their home on a limited household budget. Additionally, other housing problems such as damp are common. Previous research has found a link between housing problems and poor health and reduced well-being, but this relationship is complex and poorly understood. A survey among UK social housing residents (N=536) investigated the association between cold and damp...

RESOURCE TYPE: Research Summary
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

When the results of Montreal’s most recent homelessness point-in-time (PIT) count were announced at a downtown Montreal press conference in July 2015, one of the most startling findings, at least from the point of view of a social gerontologist, was that 41% of the total homeless population and 49% of shelter users were aged 50 years and older (Latimer et al., 2015). Consistent with this, a number of Montreal agencies have reported a fourfold...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Project Focus and Objectives: This research project explores the micro-level impacts of neighbourhood changes on the lives of women living in Oneesan Container Housing, a supportive housing site in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side (DTES) Oppenheimer District (DEOD).

Research Contributions: Academic literature often depicts gentrification as a linear and nearly homogenous pattern; this study provides a nuanced picture of gentrification...

JOURNAL NAME: Environmental Science and Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The transitions to sustainability approach has proved to be useful for academics, policy makers and practitioners to understand and promote socio-technical transformations, often aiming at climate change alternatives in European countries. However, little attention has been paid to the limitations of using frameworks such as the Multi-level perspective and the Strategic Niche Management approach in the developing world. Here, countries...

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract Background

Homelessness is a global and local social problem with underestimated prevalence. It has been shown to increase the risk of mental illness, raising concerns from mental health providers about the need for effective interventions targeting this population.

Objectives...
JOURNAL NAME: Australian Journal of Social Issues
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Internationally, domestic violence policy has shifted towards supporting women to stay at home with the perpetrator of violence excluded. However, the practical realities indicate that this is a complex arena in which the rhetoric of rights for “women and children to stay in their own home” needs to be underpinned by additional support to provide safety and protection for those choosing this option. The current study examines decision making...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Housing and Economics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This paper investigates how monetary policy stance and mortgage market structure affect non-fundamental house price movements in eleven Euro area countries. Based on a three-stage approach, our empirical evidence suggests that a one-time monetary-easing shock can significantly trigger house price booms in Euro area...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This report explores the potential for devolved institutions – local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and combined authorities as well as constituent local authorities – to reduce poverty through housing and planning policy at the city-regional level in England. It aims to:

• conceptualise the links between housing and poverty

• assess the extent to which devolved institutions are using additional funding and powers (so-called ‘...

JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The overarching objective of social housing is to meet housing needs, particularly those of the vulnerable households – low and middle income earners. However, there is evidence to show that social housing is not adequately supported to achieve sustainable goals despite its significance for addressing the housing crisis. The aim of this study is to determine the Critical Success Factors (CSFs) for achieving Sustainable Social Housing (SSH)...

JOURNAL NAME: Nature Climate Change
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
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RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Executive Summary

The Housing and Life Experiences project was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of its major programme of work on housing and poverty. The intention to better understand how housing impacts on poverty over the life course, and to inform the development of housing policy that prevents, mitigates against and lifts households out of poverty. The project commenced in January 2015, and will be completed in...

JOURNAL NAME: Australian Health Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Objectives 

The aims of the present study were to...

ORGANIZATION: FEANTSA
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2008

England and Germany are unusual amongst developed economies in reporting declining levels of homelessness. This paper argues that, notwithstanding weaknesses in the available data, there are good grounds for thinking that in recent years there has been a reduction in homelessness in both countries. While a range of factors has contributed to these downward trends (a slackening housing market in Germany ; tightened local authority assessment...

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Prevention makes sense. To prevent disease, we vaccinate. To prevent traffic deaths, we install seat belts. While we recognize intuitively that preventing homelessness is a good idea, there has been little movement in Canada to make that happen on a national scale. A New Direction: A Framework for Homelessness Prevention sets out to provide the language and clarity to begin that conversation. 

Since mass homelessness emerged in the mid...

ORGANIZATION: Finnish Government
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

In accordance with the Government Programme of the Government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, the work on reducing homelessness will continue while taking account of the proposals of the AUNE working group. During the programme to reduce long-term homelessness (PAAVO 2008–2015), the Housing First principle has been implemented in the work on homelessness and shelters have been replaced by housing units based on supported rental housing.

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ORGANIZATION: Massey College, University of Toronto
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In the 2016 Ontario Budget, the Minister of Finance announced the creation of a Basic Income Pilot Project, to test a new approach to reducing poverty in a sustainable way. The purpose of the pilot is to “test a growing view at home and abroad that a basic income could build on the success of minimum wage policies and increases in child benefits by providing more consistent and predictable support in the context of today’s dynamic labour...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

In collaboration with the City of Lethbridge Community and Social Development Department, an environmental scan was conducted in November 2016 to identify subpopulations most in need of supportive and affordable housing, and to identify housing models best suited to meet the subpopulation needs within Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The data collection process for the environmental scan included consultations with key informants, a review of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Looking beyond the numbers to focus on real-life stories, Sharing Our Realities: Life on Disability Assistance in British Columbia finds a remarkable consensus between people with disabilities, income assistance workers, and even the findings of the government’s own disability consultation about what ails the system and what is needed to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

“The message is that we don’t have enough for basics...

JOURNAL NAME: Violence Against Women
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

We used a community-based participatory research approach to develop, implement, and evaluate one of the first health curricula for female intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors residing at a transitional housing program. The curriculum comprised 12 workshops that were developed based on the survivors’ experiences, needs, and interests. Evaluation participants...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017


The homeless population in the United States increased substantially since the 1980s. As a result, research into homelessness and its effects, as well as policies aimed at addressing this vital social problem, have also grown. While criminologists have examined state...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

They are no longer children, but not exactly adults. They’ve escaped troubled families, but are left to find a family on the streets. The Valley’s thousands of homeless youth form a highly needy but largely overlooked population of young men and women especially vulnerable to assault, theft, injury, illness and sexual exploitation. Multiple research studies report that some of these youth have fled abusive homes or been expelled. Others have...

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