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JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This commentary addresses public health issues underlying homelessness and related law, policy, and advocacy options. After framing public health issues for affected individuals and the community, legal and policy approaches and related barriers are assessed. Major topics include deficits in housing availability, the role of state-based Medicaid programs, criminalization of homelessness, and the use of emergency declarations seeking to...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Safe and healthy housing conditions are critical to improving population health, particularly for the most vulnerable – young children, senior citizens, and individuals with chronic illnesses and disabilities – who spend more time at home and are more susceptible to illness and injury. Across the country, millions of Americans are exposed to lead, radon, asbestos, volatile organic compounds, pests, mold, carbon monoxide, and tobacco smoke in...

JOURNAL NAME: Inquiries Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

n Gallup’s 2016 environment poll, 64 percent of U.S. adults are now worried a “great deal” or “fair amount” about global warming, with a record 65 percent attributing warming primarily to human activities (1). These poll results come several months after the pivotal Paris Agreement taking place at COP 21, the 21st Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In an unprecedented consensus of the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Many homeless shelters conduct interventions to raise awareness about HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) among homeless youth. Due to human and financial resource shortages, these shelters need to choose intervention attendees strategically, in order to maximize awareness through the homeless youth social network. In this work, we propose HEALER (hierarchical ensembling based agent which plans for effective reduction in HIV spread), an agent...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The purpose of this project is to write a grant proposal to fund a series of short term groups that provide a combination of social and emotional support. The goal is to reduce and prevent homelessness rates in families in the city of La Habra, Orange County, California. Support and Resources for Homeless Families will provide culturally competent support to homeless families. Additionally, many homeless families are not aware of the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This article uses a hedonic modelling approach to assess the implicit willingness to pay for the visual accessibility of voluntarily protected, privately owned, scenic lands based on single family houses. These lands are perpetually protected to preserve natural, historic, and scenic characteristics. The capitalized house premium was captured using a visual accessibility variable, which was a combined weighted measure of ‘view’ and ‘proximity...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

For decades, social scientists and practitioners have viewed public opposition to land-use change, including the development of affordable housing, through the lens of NIMBYism (“Not in My Back Yard”). Currently, there are two main limitations with research on the subject. First, much of what is understood about community opposition to affordable housing is investigated through the perspectives of third parties, such as developers and...

JOURNAL NAME: Politics & Society
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

International political economy identifies declining nominal interest rates, securitization, and financial liberalization as drivers of rising housing prices. Despite witnessing these common credit shocks, however, developed economies experienced divergent trends in housing inflation since the 1980s. We offer a comparative political economy explanation of variation in house prices, arguing that by restraining household incomes, wage-setting...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

At the global, regional and national levels, governments, donors, research institutions, nongovernment organizations and private companies are more strategically linking climate change and agriculture development activities, through initiatives such as the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA). In this context, it is necessary to have robust metrics and indicators for measuring progress towards CSA-related goals. This requires...

JOURNAL NAME: Housing Studies
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

The paradigm shift in international homelessness policies towards a prevention focus has resulted in proven benefits to society and most importantly to individuals at risk of homelessness. Across the developed world, homelessness prevention is being pursued with vigour alongside existing homelessness interventions and yet there has been no pause for a systematic evaluation of how prevention fits alongside existing systems. Wales provides the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

The reintegration of individuals exiting correctional facilities (hereafter “releasees”) in Ontario into the larger community has widespread implications for those being released, their families, and the broader society. While many releasees are in need of reintegrative supports, they often struggle to find stable housing, employment and/or educational opportunities, and access to necessary social, physical, and mental health services. Not...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

The goal of this report is to provide a comprehensive review of the individual and structural factors and interactions that contribute to homelessness; to describe different levels of interventions, promising practices, and policy recommendations with a focus on preventing homelessness among Veterans. Topics and areas covered in this report include, but are not limited to: individual factors (socioeconomic status, gender/family issues, mental...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013
Abstract Objectives

We developed and evaluated a model to target homelessness prevention services to families more efficiently.

Methods

We followed 11 105 families who applied for community-based services to prevent homelessness in New York City from October 1, 2004, to June 30, 2008, through administrative records, using Cox regression to predict shelter entry.

Results

Over 3 years, 12.8% of applicants entered shelter. Both the...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Primary Prevention
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Housing First is an effective intervention that ends and prevents homelessness for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring addictions. By providing permanent, independent housing without prerequisites for sobriety and treatment, and by offering support services through consumer-driven Assertive Community Treatment teams, Housing First removes some of the major obstacles to obtaining and maintaining housing for consumers who...

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,...

JOURNAL NAME: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
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 consulted in this...

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.

JOURNAL NAME: Action Research
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 and acted upon by policymakers. This article reflects on the potential of...

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...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
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 for analysis for...

JOURNAL NAME: Indoor and Built Environment
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...

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
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 countries with liberal mortgage markets. Such shocks can explain over 20% of the forecasting error variance of non-fundamental...

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