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ORGANIZATION: Region of Waterloo
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

The Homelessness to Housing Stability 2013 Data Summary Report captures key indicators around homelessness and housing in Waterloo Region, in an effort to demonstrate the possible economic and structural barriers to housing stability for people at risk or experiencing homelessness in our community.

ORGANIZATION: Region of Waterloo
RESOURCE TYPE: Report Card
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

This Data Summary is provided by Region of Waterloo Housing Services to help inform the community of current trends in housing and homelessness in Waterloo Region. It covers topics such as emergency shelter use, income, rental housing affordability and availability, and supportive housing.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Founded in 1995, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Egale) works to improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, and Two Spirit (LGBTQI2S) people in Canada and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issues by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education and community engagement. Egale’s vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Children are remarkable in their ability to mitigate stress and respond with resilience, but stress still comes with consequences. Homeless children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of stress. Research has shown that stress is cumulative and builds up over time. Thus, a child who experiences daily hassles and small struggles may be more anxious, worried, or troubled than another child who experiences one major trauma (Berger...

JOURNAL NAME: European Journal of Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The purpose of this study was to understand the sustainability of the At Home/Chez Soi (AHCS) project with respect to its wider impact on homelessness policy in Canada and internationally. Using a qualitative case study approach with 15 key informant interviews (with project leaders and decision-makers) and archival data, we examined the strategies adopted to achieve sustainability of the Housing First (HF) programs implemented during this...

JOURNAL NAME: Current Oncology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Even in a developed country such as Canada, there are disparities in just access to adequate health care—and, more specifically, palliative care. That inequality is most notable in an underserved group such as the homeless population. Even the word “homeless” has become both a negative descriptor and a stereotype in our society. We posit that the provision of hospice palliative care is structured on several problematic assumptions: an...

JOURNAL NAME: European Psychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The economic downturn worldwide since 2008 has raised many issues, including an increase in homelessness. Individuals who are homeless are visible across the globe. Definitions of homelessness also vary. Living on the streets in all kinds of inclement weather, brings a different set of issues and problems including physical and mental illnesses. Here homelessness is defined as a lack of customary regular access to a conventional dwelling unit...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homeless students must often deal with the stigma of homelessness when they encounter teachers who lack an understanding of the specific challenges and needs homelessness creates. Many classroom teachers have had no training or experience dealing with the homeless students. Therefore, the problem this study addressed is the lack of teachers’ awareness and preparedness needed to meet the diverse academic needs of students identified as...

JOURNAL NAME: Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Introduction

Alcohol abuse leads to a lot of mental, somatic and social problems and may also be a cause of homelessness. These problems are often correlated with a decrease in alcohol dependent persons’ quality of life including their capacity to handle everyday issues and the ability to obtain medical care. The purpose of the study was to compare the quality of life of alcohol dependent persons: rehab centre inpatients and homeless subjects...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Descent, affordable housing is foundational to physical and psychological health. Despite the growing interest in understanding the role of housing conditions in child and family well-being, existing studies have generally fallen short of capturing the interplay among multiple housing conditions and instead focused on a single dimension of housing (such as affordability, residential crowding). In addition, research on housing problems have...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

If women are like soldiers to Mary Wollstonecraft, in “The Female Vagrant” William Wordsworth shows us how vagrant women are like parched, shipwrecked sailors. They are Robinson Crusoes of proto-feminism. Though he speaks metaphorically, Wordsworth’s equating the female vagrant with a shipwrecked sailor is an example of an important turn toward realism that writers pursued in the Romantic era when addressing this figure. Consider that...

JOURNAL NAME: Labour History
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This paper examines the interconnections between the history of homelessness and the history of labour in Australia. Taking a purposeful broad scope, focusing on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the paper explores the ways in which homelessness is central to the history of work and labour. Drawing on the mythology attached to the swag and swagmen in Australian popular culture as its starting point, this paper demonstrates the...

JOURNAL NAME: Information Technology & People
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Purpose

Addressing the question, how might socio-technical systems help homeless young people to succeed broadly in employment, the purpose of this article is to present a future vision, the U-District Job Co-op, where youth take on “mini-jobs” offered by neighborhood stakeholders. 

Design/methodology/approach

Drawing on value sensitive design, design-based, and qualitative research methods, the Job Co-op is explicated by reporting on...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This research aimed to examine how enforcement was being used specifically to address street homelessness. Whilst the research looked at behaviour that was associated with rough sleeping, such as begging and street drinking, this was not the primary focus of the analysis. In doing, so the report has analysed the extent to which enforcement measures impact on homeless people, local authorities, and other statutory and non-statutory services...

ORGANIZATION: Focus Ireland
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Limerick Youth Housing (LYH) initiative is an innovative approach to delivering youth homelessness services, which is available to young people at risk of homelessness in several locations in Ireland. It is a collaboration between Focus Ireland, Tusla and the local authority. Two notable features of Limerick Youth Housing include: 

Young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness are offered stable and secure housing. Local...
ORGANIZATION: Calgary Homeless Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This new plan focuses on a housing-first approach, and identifies four main priorities with prevention as the most critical, others include: leadership and engagement, systems, and housing. The Youth Plan utilizes years of research into the causes and challenges unique to the youth population, and develop appropriate responses to support the needs particular to youth, while breaking down barriers youth face due to their age and stage of...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Poverty and Social Justice
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In 2012 the UK government introduced the harshest regime of conditionality and sanctions in the history of the benefits system. The government insists sanctions are not punitive, but critics call this into question. In particular, the regime has been charged with disproportionately affecting vulnerable people. Based on a survey and qualitative interviews with homeless people, this paper shows that homeless people are disproportionately...

JOURNAL NAME: Yale Journal of Law & Feminism
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Surveys of transgender people reveal high levels of discrimination in housing. Surveys are helpful; however, in the housing context discriminatory actions are often subtle and occur without a person’s knowledge. Very little empirical evidence, in the form of statistic measures of discrimination exists regarding the actual level of gender identity-based discrimination that is occurring in the rental housing market. This article presents...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Relatively little is known about immigrants’ settlement experiences in small- and mid-sized Canadian cities, including their access to local services and their housing experiences and outcomes—both of which are key factors in successful integration. This study considered immigrants’ settlement experiences, including their access to local services and their housing experiences and outcomes, in the cities of Kelowna and Kamloops, with a focus...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Youth Studies
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The term ‘Generation Rent’ denotes young people who are increasingly living in the private rented sector for longer periods of their lives because they are unable to access homeownership or social housing. Drawing on qualitative data from two studies with young people and key-actors, this paper considers the phenomenon of ‘Generation Rent’ from the perspective of youth transitions and the concept of ‘home’. These frameworks posit that young...

JOURNAL NAME: Housing Policy Debate
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The United States is experiencing a housing crisis unlike anything we have seen for decades. Since the 2008 recession, the national homeownership rate has plummeted to a 50-year low, largely because of the spike in foreclosures, short sales and deeds in lieu of foreclosures, as well as tight mortgage credit and delayed household formation. On the rental front, vacancy rates have fallen over the past 5 years, leading to sharp increases in...

JOURNAL NAME: Poverty & Public Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Financial fragility and inadequate emergency savings are commonly associated with lower educational attainment, lower household income, younger age, minority status, and lower rates of financial knowledge and financial literacy. Using the 2012 National Financial Capability Study (N = 25,509), the purpose of this research was to determine if renters, compared to homeowners, were more likely to report financial fragility or inadequate emergency...

ORGANIZATION: Government of Alberta
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Having a stable home contributes to better health, financial, education and social outcomes, and reduces pressures on the health-care, social-support and justice systems.

The Alberta government developed a Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy that goes beyond bricks and mortar, focusing on making life better for tenants by giving them the tools to become more successful in life.

The Provincial Affordable Housing Strategy...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The aim of this review is to synthesise issues and models of practice around the nexus between mental health, housing and homelessness. The context for this review is to better understand how issues of mental health, housing and homelessness might be more sustainably overcome throughout the Brisbane Local Government Area (LGA) from a review of practices employed here and elsewhere.

This review brings together evidence based and best...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Analyses of repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have tended to focus on coverage. This study, which gauges the potential effects of repealing certain ACA provisions, looks at the question of primary health care access itself, with a focus on medically underserved communities. A survey developed and fielded in early 2017 asked community health centers to estimate the impact of ending the Health Centers Fund established under the ACA as...

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

There is little doubt that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ) people are over-represented among homeless people. The Australian 2014 General Social Survey indicated that 33.7 per cent of respondents who identified as lesbian/gay, and 20.8 per cent of bisexuals, reported that they had ever experienced homelessness, compared with 13.4 per cent of heterosexuals.

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

It remains an unfortunate fact that young people represent a significant proportion of the homeless and at risk population in Australia. In New South Wales (NSW), currently around one in four clients (26 per cent) of governmentfunded homelessness services are young people aged 15 to 24 years old (18,419 out of a total 69,715 clients in 2015-16). Although the proportion of 15 to 24 year old clients is lower than in previous years due to an...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

A small but growing body of research is finding that untold numbers of students are experiencing food and housing insecurity as they pursue their college education (Crutchfield, 2016). Homelessness or “housing insecurity” as referred to in this study is based on the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 2001, which cast a wide net when defining “homeless,” to include experiences of couch surfing and doubling-up in spaces not meant for two...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Public Management & Social Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The Great Recession has resulted in various changes in homeless populations in municipalities throughout the world. From “unsheltered homeless” in NYC to "rough sleepers" in London and to "sans-abris" in Paris, or "poblacion callejera" in Mexico City, the economic crisis of 2008 impacted economies in ways that put severe pressures on housing, particularly at the lower-income-level brackets. After all, the Great...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

Permanent supportive housing (PSH) has been recognized as an effective intervention and the national policy for addressing chronic homelessness in the United States. Due to an aging cohort of homeless adults and prioritizing those who are most vulnerable for housing, the health status of those entering PSH is likely worse than those previously reported in the literature.

Methods

This report examined the self-reported health...

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