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JOURNAL NAME: Can J Public Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

OBJECTIVES: To determine the extent to which Canadian adults’ food preparation and cooking skills and use of home or community gardens relate to their household food insecurity status; and to compare the food shopping and cooking behaviours of adults in food-secure and food-insecure households.

METHODS: Data were drawn from two Rapid Response Modules appended to the Canadian Community Health Survey in 2012 and 2013. The analytic...

ORGANIZATION: PROOF: Food Insecurity Policy Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This infographic looks at some of the facts behind food insecurity in Canada.

For more information about this research, see:

Huisken, A., Orr, S. K., & Tarasuk, V. (2017)....

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

The Retro-Tek research project investigates the potential of existing buildings in the UK contributing towards the EU 2050 CO2 target, through a sustainable retrofit programme aimed specifically at empty homes. It proposes a novel design and procurement methodology to bring empty homes back into use, integrate sustainable technologies and materials and offer them back to the market. Along with the obvious environmental sustainability benefits...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Am J Orthopsychiatry
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Supportive housing has become the dominant model in the United States to provide housing to the chronically homeless and to improve their housing stability and health. Most supportive housing programs follow a "housing first" paradigm modeled after the Pathways to Housing program in New York City. However, components of housing first supportive housing models were poorly defined, and supportive models have varied considerably in their...

JOURNAL NAME: Nursing Standard
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Most of students’ pre-registration training takes place in the hospital environment. This, combined with the common misconception that nurses who work in the community are not ‘proper nurses’, may result in students and newly qualified nurses underestimating the field’s complexity.

ORGANIZATION: UNT Health Science Center
RESOURCE TYPE: Conference/Presentation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background:

Latent TB infection (LTBI) is disproportionately prevalent among certain US populations, including homeless persons.Diabetes mellitus (DM) is also more common among those with LTBI and suggests higher risk for development of TB disease.A significant association between LTBI and self-reported DM in homeless populations would support self-report as potentially useful to ascertain this important risk.

Objectives:

To evaluate...

JOURNAL NAME: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background

Youth experiencing homelessness have elevated rates of mental illness and substance use compared to the general population. However, the extent to which underlying mental health issues may contribute to substance use as a way to manage symptoms and whether mental health treatment may reduce risk for substance use is unclear. This paper investigated these relations in a community sample of homeless youth.

Methods

Youth ages...

JOURNAL NAME: American Journal of Community Psychology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

The State of Hawai‘i, like many other areas across the United States, has large numbers of individuals and families experiencing homelessness, many of whom seek support through statewide shelters and services. This study explored the diversity of ways in which individuals and families moved through Hawai‘i’s homeless service system. Using administrative data, a cohort of new service users was tracked across time to trace the developmental...

ORGANIZATION: The Centre for Social Justice
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Executive Summary

Homelessness is a devastating experience. It can trigger and exacerbate problems, from substance misuse to mental health conditions, and destabilise families and support networks. And the effects can last a lifetime; children who experience homelessness are much more likely to experience homelessness as adults. This cycle must be broken.

But over the last six years, the number of people experiencing homelessness in...

ORGANIZATION: SchoolHouse Connection
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Over 95 percent of the jobs created since 2010 have gone to college-educated workers, and by 2020, 65 percent of all jobs will require education beyond high school. Thus, for youth experiencing homelessness, post-secondary education is critical for improving life outcomes, including reducing the risk of continued homelessness as adults. As indicated by the title of this report – a quote from a young adult who experienced homelessness in high...

ORGANIZATION: Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Executive Summary:

It has been argued that poverty, social-class disparities, and poor social conditions are the world’s most pervasive public health problem and thus responsible for an enormous toll in health-related su ering. Poverty leads to disparities in morbidity, mortality, and disability, in terms of both physical and mental health. And poverty is directly linked to homelessness.

The report was undertaken to provide an initial...

ORGANIZATION: Metro Vancouver
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Introduction

Metro Vancouver’s economy is experiencing unprecedented growth, while rates of working poverty and homelessness remain among Canada’s highest. 60,000 households in the region currently spend more than half of their income on shelter. An estimated 4,000 people in the region have an immediate need for housing, and are currently living on the streets, in their cars, in homeless camps, parks and forests, or in a temporary shelter....

ORGANIZATION: Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Executive Summary

In New York City, one out of every eight public school students has been homeless at some point in the past five years. One in four (26%) of these students is in high school. In More Than a Place To Sleep: Understanding the Health and Well-Being of Homeless High School Students, we begin to explore differences in risk behaviors and health outcomes between homeless high school students and their housed classmates. Homeless...

ORGANIZATION: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

New analysis of data from HUD's Family Options Study shows that twenty months after staying in an emergency shelter with their families, young children scored worse in pre-reading skills and had higher rates of overall behavior problems and early development delays compared to national norms for children their age. However, they displayed only small disadvantages in pre-math skills, and for some types of behavioral challenges their rates were...

JOURNAL NAME: Disability and Health Journal
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract Background

Many dynamics in the relationship among military service-related disabilities, health care benefits, mental health disorders, and post-deployment homelessness among US Veterans are not well understood.

Objectives

Determine whether Veterans with a disability-related discharge from military service are at higher risk for homelessness, whether Veterans Health Administration (VHA) service-connected disability benefits...

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

Based on a Danish case study of urban renewal in Copenhagen’s Sundholm District, this paper examines, (a) how present urban regeneration efforts in a historically welfare-driven, but increasingly neoliberalized state context, is contributing to more or less spatial exclusion of the homeless, and (b) to what extent this may be associated with a revanchist/punitive stance of the Danish state. Using an urban political ecological lens, this paper...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Homelessness is a major social problem in the United States and this nation has the largest number of homeless women. Minority women appear to be more affected than other individuals. Specifically, they are more vulnerable, impoverished, and disenfranchised than all other groups in the nation. These factors affect their emotional well-being and ability to move toward and achieve sustainability. Particularly, AfricanAmerican women are...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Research in Health Sciences
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background:

Homeless people are at a higher risk of blood-born infectious diseases. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV and related risk factors among male homeless people. Study design: A cross-sectional study.

Methods:

This study was conducted in Khorramabad City, western Iran from January to June 2015. A pre-designed validated questionnaire was used to collect the data on behavioral and other...

JOURNAL NAME: Implementation Science
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Background:

Incorporating evidence-based integrated treatment for dual disorders into typical care settings has been challenging, especially among those serving Veterans who are homeless. This paper presents an evaluation of an effort to incorporate an evidence-based, dual disorder treatment called Maintaining Independence and Sobriety Through Systems Integration, Outreach, and Networking—Veterans Edition (MISSION-Vet) into case management...

JOURNAL NAME: Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 7/17
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This paper reviews international evidence regarding women’s homelessness. It discusses different definitions of homelessness and how women are frequently part of the “hidden homeless” population and less a part of the unsheltered homeless population. It also considers the data that are used to enumerate and study homeless people. The structural, personal, and random causes of homelessness are discussed, with evidence pointing to highly...

RESOURCE TYPE: Thesis/Dissertation
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In the field of social services, practitioners work with homeless clients to help them exit homelessness. Due to the uniqueness of each client and the dynamic nature of their environment, practitioners must choose from a variety of theories and techniques to perform the required tasks. A major obstacle in automating these tasks is the lack of high-fidelity models that emulate client behaviour. The purpose of this paper is to identify the...

RESOURCE TYPE: E-book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Author K.D. Sanders is also a drummer who was raised in the Florida Keys. After graduating high school in 1987, he had dreams of becoming a rock star drummer. After a failed attempt in the South Florida area, he moved to San Francisco to live with his older brother. While there, he played in several bands but none brought him closer to rock stardom. One of the bands he was playing drums, decided to move to Los Angeles for a better chance of "...

ORGANIZATION: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This study investigated the role housing assistance (e.g. rent assistance or social housing), housing wealth and home ownership mortgages have on individuals’ incentive to work or on other employment decisions. The study also explores whether intergenerational wealth transfers (as bequests or parental cash transfers), which are typically financed (directly or indirectly) through housing wealth, lower work effort and participation in skills...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

On January 5, 2015, Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans announced that his city had ended veteran homelessness. According to the press announcement, not a single veteran remained among the city’s homeless population. A year earlier, the city and its federal and community partners had generated a list of the nearly 200 homeless veterans in New Orleans and laid out a plan to house them one by one through a variety of programs. The news of this...

ORGANIZATION: Sydney Women’s Homeless Alliance
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Executive summary

The Older Women’s Studio Development Project was born out of concerns raised by the Single Women’s Homeless Alliance (SWHA) about the use of boarding houses to house older women, and the lack of evidence about the appropriateness of studio accommodation or new generation boarding houses for older women. SWHA established a specific working group to focus on this issue with representatives from Homelessness NSW, the Haymarket...

ORGANIZATION: NYC Government
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Today, we face a new kind of homelessness that is driven by years of wages not keeping up with the cost of housing in New York City. Today, 70 percent of shelter residents are families. They are the invisible majority of our homeless crisis. For decades, the City has not done enough both these New Yorkers and the communities where they are sheltered. This detailed report outlines how to turn the tide on this crisis, neighborhood by...

ORGANIZATION: The National Low Income Housing Coalition
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Federal investments in affordable housing have lifted millions of families out of poverty. Without these investments, many of these families would be homeless, living in substandard or overcrowded conditions, or struggling to meet other basic needs because too much of their limited income would go to paying rent. Despite their proven track record, HUD and USDA affordable housing programs have been chronically underfunded. Today, of the...

ORGANIZATION: Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

A young person’s involvement with the justice system can increase their likelihood of later experiencing homelessness for many reasons, including the fact that educational disruptions and juvenile delinquency records can make it harder to obtain employment. Youth experiencing homelessness may also be swept into the juvenile justice system through laws that prohibit simply being in public spaces, such as juvenile curfews, or anti-sitting or...

ORGANIZATION: Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Throughout their traditional homelands, Inuit face an acute housing crisis which threatens their health and safety. This persistent and growing housing shortage has been characterized as one of the most significant public health emergencies in this country. Severe overcrowding, substandard homes, and a lack of affordable and suitable housing options has left many Inuit families one step away from homelessness; an unsettling reality in one of...

JOURNAL NAME: Pain Medicine
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Objective

Chronic pain is an important public health issue. However, characteristics and needs of marginalized populations have received limited attention. Studies on prevalence and correlates of chronic pain among homeless persons are lacking. We assessed chronic pain among homeless persons with mental illness in the At Home/Chez Soi study.

Design

Cross-sectional data from a randomized controlled trial on homelessness and mental...

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