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RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This case study highlights a pilot program focused on homelessness prevention through family preservation work with households that include LGBTQ2S[1] children, and caregivers who demonstrate rejecting behaviours toward their child based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (SOGIE). The Ruth Ellis Center (REC), an agency with a specific mission to serve LGBTQ youth...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Young people experiencing homelessness make up 20% of the homeless population in Canada (Gaetz, Gulliver, & Richter, 2014). Recent data on the prevalence of youth homelessness in Canada includes the first pan-Canadian study of young people experiencing homelessness, Without a Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey, which involved 1,103 respondents from 47 communities across 10 provinces and territories (Gaetz, O’Grady, Kidd, &...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This book is an effort to address LGBTQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and two-spirit) youth homelessness in both Canada & the U.S. It includes an examination of the identity-related structural barriers LGBTQ2S youth experiencing homelessness face while accessing adequate services and transitioning out of homelessness, as well as program models that successfully address those barriers.

Each chapter...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

On a cold, snowy November 30, 2016 End Homelessness St. John’s (EHSJ), its partners and over 100 volunteers, conducted St. John’s first biennial homeless point-in-time (PiT) count, titled ‘Everyone Counts’. This initiative included a count of the number of people experiencing homelessness3 in St. John’s on a single day as well as a focused youth outreach approach during the count week to enhance our knowledge of homelessness among...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

Persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness have occupational needs that are seldom addressed in the Canadian system of care. The lack of documented evidence on occupational therapy practices in this field hinders the development of the profession.

Purpose

This article identifies current and potential practices that aim to enable or support the occupations of persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness....

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This preliminary study involved consultation of responsible district government officials and relevant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on various issues related to land and investments. Among other areas, the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) was selected as a study site and study used the Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) to obtain information. Questionnaire designed reflected land investment governance process...

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

In the search for effective measures to combat poverty, two government policies have been given much attention. One is the establishment of a federal minimum wage to help workers secure a decent standard of living. The second measure is the Earned Income Tax Credit, which gives tax refunds to workers in households that fall below a set standard of income. Both policies have supporters and critics regarding the effectiveness of the policies....

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homeownership, as a storage for housing wealth, is believed to play an increasingly important role in terms of welfare provision. However, the global economic crisis demonstrated that homeownership is not always a nest-egg, homeownership can also be a source of financial anxiety. In the event of divorce for instance, housing wealth has to be split between partners and the burden of mortgage payments is carried by those divorcees that remain...

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...

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...

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