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ORGANIZATION: Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

As our understanding of homelessness has evolved, we have come to recognize chronic homelessness as a relatively small and “solvable” problem that affects, on average, about 10 to 15 percent of people who experience homelessness. This vulnerable population of people with...

ORGANIZATION: The City of Calgary, Affordable Housing Division
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Background  In March 2017, The City of Calgary published Housing in Calgary: An Inventory of Housing Supply, 2015/2016, providing comprehensive information on Calgary’s housing supply, covering the entire spectrum of housing in Calgary, from emergency shelter spaces to market homeownership. Through this report, a more complete picture of the entire housing system in Calgary became visible, enabling a broader understanding of housing supply...
ORGANIZATION: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Missed Opportunities: Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America details the unique challenges faced by young people experiencing homelessness who are pregnant or parenting. Our findings suggest that many of the nearly 4.2 million adolescents and young adults in America who experience some type of homelessness during a 12-month period are pregnant or young parents. Many of those young parents are homeless with their...

ORGANIZATION: BC Non-Profit Housing Association & partners
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Nearly half of Canadian renter households are spending more than the recommended 30 per cent of their income on housing while nearly one in five are spending more than 50 per cent of their income on housing, putting a growing number of families and individuals at a crisis level of spending and at risk of homelessness.

The information comes from the 2018 Canadian Rental Housing Index, a comprehensive database of rental housing...

ORGANIZATION: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Missed Opportunities: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness in America highlights research related to the specific experiences of young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and face homelessness. We learned that, compared to heterosexual and nontransgender youth, LGBTQ youth are disproportionately represented among the nearly 4.2 million youth and young adults in America who experienced some form of homelessness...

ORGANIZATION: The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice & Research, University of Pennsylvania
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The Field Center completed a three-city study as part of a larger initiative by Covenant House International to research human trafficking among homeless youth encompassing nearly 1,000 young people across 13 cities. The Field Center interviewed a total of 270 homeless youth, 100 in Philadelphia, 100 in Phoenix, and 70 in Washington, DC, to learn about the prevalence of human trafficking, and the history of child maltreatment, out of home...

ORGANIZATION: Building Changes
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Since 2014, Building Changes has tested Diversion as an approach to help families exit homelessness. Our Diversion pilots in King and Pierce counties served a combined 1,898 families. Results drawn from our evaluation of those pilots are highlighted in two publications, titled Homeless to Housed in a Hurry. One publication is an overview of Diversion and the other is a case study of the Pierce County experience. Our data reveals Diversion...

ORGANIZATION: Wisconsin HOPE Lab
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education: A Continuing Challenge

Since 2008, the Wisconsin HOPE Lab has examined food and housing insecurity among the nation’s undergraduates. We initially focused on Wisconsin, assessing prevalence of basic needs challenges in two samples of students—a cohort of Pell Grant recipients entering the state’s 42 public colleges and universities in fall 2008, and a cohort of low- and moderate-income students...

ORGANIZATION: HealthSpark, Your Way Home
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Since launching in 2014, Your Way Home has seen much success in rapidly rehousing those in Montgomery County who are experiencing homelessness. Findings from the research will assist Your Way Home in building a new agenda to expand its work into prevention efforts.

The following themes were identified:

- The causes of eviction and homelessness are multi-dimensional.

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ORGANIZATION: Crisis, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The homelessness monitor is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. It considers both the consequences of the post-2007 economic and housing market recession, and the subsequent recovery, and also the impact of policy changes. This seventh annual report updates our account of how homelessness stands in England in 2018, or as close to 2018 as data...

ORGANIZATION: The Government of Ontario
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This report highlights our progress – and what we plan to do next – in our efforts to reduce child poverty, eliminate chronic homelessness, help people move towards employment, increase food security, develop an action plan for income security reform and invest in programs and community-designed solutions.

Introduction

Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy is based on the vision that every Ontarian has the opportunity to achieve their...

ORGANIZATION: City of Kingston
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The Street Outreach Pilot Program, the extension of the Portable Housing Benefit to help safely house survivors of domestic violence, the opening of the One Roof Kingston Youth Services Hub and the completion of energy-saving updates to social housing, are among the highlights outlined in the City of Kingston's 2017 Report on Housing and Homelessness.

"At 0.7 per cent, Kingston has the lowest vacancy rate in Ontario, which is a major...

ORGANIZATION: The Access Point, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Toronto Branch, and the Wellesley Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Currently in Toronto over 13,000 people are on the waitlist for mental health and addictions supportive housing. Understanding this population and how to meet their needs addresses an often overlooked health equity gap. This report is an analysis of the waitlist for mental health and addictions supportive housing in Toronto. It examines the characteristics of applicants, their support needs and housing preferences, and the patterns of wait...

ORGANIZATION: University of York, Centre for Housing Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This report explores Housing First in relation to the evidence base on services designed to end homelessness among single people (i.e. lone adults) with support needs. Some attention is given to prevention and relief services, but this report is concerned with services for those single homeless people who require support as well as housing. The report does not encompass services for homeless families. 

The report has four main...

ORGANIZATION: Caritas Europa
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

In this year’s edition of the “Caritas Cares!” series, we undertake a stocktaking of the conditions of young people in Europe, as Caritas organisations perceive them in our social services, programmes and grassroots projects. Caritas member organisations report about their practices in the countries, providing evidence of the needs and testimonies of the vulnerable populations they are serving and they come forward when rights are being...

ORGANIZATION: Depaul UK
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Depaul UK has launched research, supported by LetterOne, into the experiences of young people affected by homelessness. The report, which was released on Thursday, 22 March 2018, is entitled Danger Zones and Stepping Stones: Phase Two, and makes recommendations based on a quantitative survey of 712 young people.

It follows up on the first Danger Zones and Stepping Stones report which was launched in 2016. The original report proposed a...

ORGANIZATION: Homelessness Network
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Street Wise is a small handbook, created in partnership with the City of Sudbury, comprising of local info and addresses to help navigate the services and locations available in Sudbury and area.

ORGANIZATION: National Center for Children in Poverty
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Executive Summary  Many young children are exposed to traumatic life events. 1,2 Almost half of children in the United States—approximately 35 million—have experienced one or more types of trauma,3 and young children are at especially high risk compared to older children. Over one quarter of all children with confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect are under age 3, and victimization is most common for children under 12 months old.4...
ORGANIZATION: Scottish Housing Regulator
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Housing people who are homeless in Glasgow: Summary

This report sets out the findings from our review of how effectively Glasgow City Council and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) house people who are homeless.

Main findings

 The Council is not housing enough people who are homeless quickly enough. In 2016/17 it housed around half of those it had a duty to house. Some people are housed quickly; this works best when all partners have...

ORGANIZATION: Carnegie Community Action Project
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Introduction

2017 was the worst year for homeless Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents since the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) began doing these annual reports in 2008.

With an estimated 1,200 homeless people living in the DTES, with over 500 DTES residents evicted from their homes through no fault of their own, with only 21 new units of housing at welfare rate, with average rents in privately owned and run hotels ramping up...

ORGANIZATION: Fondation Abbé Pierre, FEANTSA
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Since 2015, FEANTSA and the Fondation Abbé Pierre have released a yearly Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe. These annual reports look at the latest Eurostat data (EU-SILC) and assess EU countries' capacity to adequately house their populations.

The 2018 version reveals how millions of Europeans face housing exclusion on a daily basis as well as a dramatic picture of increasing homelessness across most of the EU – in particular...

ORGANIZATION: Public Health Agency of Canada
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Foreward  The Public Health Agency of Canada, with the support of its many partners, is pleased to release this status report as part of a series of reports1 intended to summarize current knowledge about the impact of HIV/AIDS among key populations in Canada. Communities, governments, public health practitioners, non-governmental organizations, researchers, and others are encouraged to use this report to inform the future direction of HIV/AIDS...
ORGANIZATION: Klinic Community Health Centre
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

A resource for service organizations and providers to deliver services that are trauma-informed

Introduction  This toolkit aims to provide knowledge to service providers working with adults who have experienced or been affected by trauma. It will also help service providers and organizations to work from a trauma-informed perspective and develop trauma-informed relationships that cultivate safety, trust and compassion. Traumatic events...
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

In the capital city of one of the wealthiest countries in the world, young people ought not to be living on the streets, engaging in sex work to survive, and becoming enmeshed in drug cultures and illegal activities that put them at even greater risk of harm and violence.

This report details Ottawa's remitting reality where youth are being exposed to these risks and more, through a process that creates their homelessness. Youth...

ORGANIZATION: Well Living House
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Project Summary

The Our Health Counts, Toronto research project will contribute to the priority area of Applying the “Two-Eyed Seeing“ Model in Aboriginal Health, specifically utilizing “Two-Eyed Seeing” in assessing and improving the health of urban Aboriginal people. The study design provides an opportunity to address the broad gaps in urban Aboriginal health assessment across health domains and lifecycle stages with a focus on a key health...

ORGANIZATION: Stonewall, YouGov
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
THE STUDY  Stonewall commissioned YouGov to carry out a survey asking more than 5,000 lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people across England, Scotland and Wales about their life in Britain today. This report, part of a series based on the research, investigates the specific experiences of the 871 trans and non-binary people who took part, across a range of areas of life in Britain. The study looks at the discrimination trans people face in...
ORGANIZATION: University of Surrey, Goldsmiths, University of London
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

About this study

Despite changes in equality laws in recent years, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer and Questioning (LGBT*Q) people still face discrimination across a range of public services, including social housing. However, little is really known about the needs and views of LGBT*Q residents who live in housing provided by a housing association or local authority. We conducted this study to find out. The study was commissioned by...
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
ORGANIZATION: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The 2018 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) delivers a roadmap to where the country could be on the eve of the next federal election, if the government moves forward with bold action to deliver a progressive economic plan that leaves no one behind. If implemented, the 2018 Alternative Federal Budget: Getting There will reduce income inequality, lift close to a million people out of poverty, close unfair and expensive tax loopholes, and create...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

HCLS has undertaken this project, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy Program and Legal Aid Ontario, to address knowledge gaps and define service priorities for Indigenous people who experience homelessness in Halton. The shared knowledge that results will be used to foster strategic partnerships and create an action plan that can be funded through coordination between levels of government or...

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