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RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

This is the first (out of 3) report on homelessness statistics produced by the EUROPEAN COMMISSION. The purpose of this report is to identify the extent and nature of homelessness in the European Union using the most recent available sources of information in each member state. The ability to develop appropriate policies to tackle housing exclusion relies on good quality information collected in a consistent manner and monitored in a frequent...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

This research paper explores the spatial distribution of crime and various social, economic and physical neighbourhood characteristics in the City of Winnipeg. Analysis is based on police-reported crime data from the 2001 Incident-basedUniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR2), the 2001 Census of Population, and Cityof Winnipeg land-use data. In general, results support previous research suggesting that crime is not randomly distributed within...

JOURNAL NAME: Evaluation review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

This study is the first enumeration of the street homeless population in Canada. Past attempts have been challenged on the shortcoming of their choices of methods. This enumeration directly addressed the lessons learned from previous attempts, and improvements to the methodology are presented and discussed. New lessons learned and recommendations for application to future enumerations are discussed in this paper.

ORGANIZATION: Edmonton Homelessness Count Committee
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

The same methodology was used in this count as in previous ones, to maintain consistency and to allow for comparability. This was the fifth count of the homeless and 1915 homeless persons were found in the City of Edmonton. Of these, 1213 were absolute homeless (having no housing alternative) and 702 were sheltered homeless (living in emergency accommodations). There were 118 families counted, encompassing 267 children under the age of 15 and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

A list of content of the street nurse Cathy Crowe's bag

RESOURCE TYPE: Literature Review
PUBLICATION DATE: 1988

Rapport produit pour la Societe canadienne d'hypotheques et du logement.

RESOURCE TYPE: Book/E-Book Chapter
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

From the book "Emotions in the workplace : research, theory, and practice" by Neal M. Ashkanasy; Charmine E. J. Hartel; W. J. Zerbe

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The purpose of this research was to investigate the supply of, and demand for, affordable and accessible housing in the Upper Fraser Valley; to identify existing resources and gaps relating to its provision; and to identify innovative opportunities and community-based solutions. The research was conducted from April to December, 2005. The study focused on the communities of the Upper Fraser Valley: the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

This research provides a preliminary estimate of the costs of homelessness to the British Columbia government. The research methodology included interviews with homeless people and with housed, formerly homeless people to obtain data on their use of health care & social services, their involvement with the justice system, and other matters related to cost. After an introduction to the research, section 2 provides an overview of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2000

Margaret Eberle lead a team of consultants and researchers; with the support of Ministry of the Attorney General...et al. Victoria:Ministry of Social Development & Economic Security ; British Columbia Housing Management Commission, to prepare this report. It has profiles of the absolute homeless and descriptions of policies relevant to the homeless in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta. Profile information includes an overview of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Persons with severe mental illness are at risk of losing their housing, living in substandard housing, or being placed in inappropriate housing that does not satisfy their preferences. In order to understand these housing and mental health issues as lived experiences, it is important that we hear the perspective of consumer-survivors of the mental health system. This qualitative study explored the housing needs and preferences of consumer...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

The Community Economic and Social Development Program (CESD) at Algoma University College was contracted to conduct research on the population defined as the "working poor" and to conduct evaluations of other programs developed under the SCPI I funds. The Social Services Solutions Committee of United Way Canada acted as an Advisory Group to this research.

JOURNAL NAME: New York Times
RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

On the morning of Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, a 21-year-old Army specialist named Suzanne Swift went AWOL. Her unit, the 54th Military Police Company, out of Fort Lewis, Wash., was two days away from leaving for Iraq. Swift and her platoon had been home less than a year, having completed one 12-month tour of duty in February 2005, and now the rumor was that they were headed to Baghdad to run a detention center. The footlockers were packed. The...

RESOURCE TYPE: Video/Audio File
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

As part of its ongoing effort to study and promote Housing First models, MHSA created a short documentary about the Home and Healthy for Good pilot program. The video, which premiered at the May 16 MHSA fundraising event, contains interviews with formerly homeless individuals -- now tenants in the Home and Healthy for Good program -- as well as experts in the fields of health care, government, social science and business. This video captures...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

On January 30, 2007 communities across Connecticut conducted a statewide count of homeless individuals and families living in emergency shelters, in transitional housing programs, in the woods, on the streets, and in cars or other unsheltered locations. CT Counts 2007 was the first coordinated, statewide enumeration of homeless people in the State of Connecticut using consistent data collection methods. This historic effort brought...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

In 2003, leaders from public, private and nonprofit communities in Minnesota decided to launch an all-out effort to bring people home, beginning with those who have long histories of homelessness. Based on legislation proposed by Governor Tim Pawlenty and adopted by the Legislature, a Working Group was formed that developed a Business Plan to End Long-Term Homelessness by 2010, primarily by creating 4,000 units of permanent supportive housing...

JOURNAL NAME: Multi-Housing News
RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

JULY 18, 2007 -- Washington, D.C. -- The House has passed the Section 8 Voucher Reform Act of 2007 (SEVRA) that will change aspects of the apartment unit inspection process to result in faster move-in of new residents. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) said it is “very pleased” that the bill passed, by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 383-83. “NAHB has been supportive of efforts to reform the Section 8 voucher program,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This final rule amends Medicaid regulations to implement the provision of the Deficit Reduction Act that requires States to obtain satisfactory documentary evidence of an applicant’s or recipient’s citizenship and identity in order to receive Federal financial participation. It also incorporates changes made to these requirements through section 405(c)(1)(A) of Division B of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act (TRHCA), Pub. L. 109–432, enacted...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) spending bills, passed by the Appropriations Committees of both the Senate and House of Representatives in 2007. Both bills include increases in McKinney Homeless Assistance Grants. (HRC)

RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The purpose of creating a Research Agenda for Ending Homelessness is to better inform government agencies, philanthropic organizations, and other funders about research questions that will help move policy and practice forward. The agenda aims to prioritize key questions by guiding funders and their research collaborators during the identification, conceptualization, and development of new research. In 2007, following the National...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatric Services
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

A significant barrier to participation in community life for people with serious mental illness is the lack of decent, safe, affordable, and integrated housing of their choice linked with supportive services. The nation's affordable housing and mental health systems have historically failed to address consumers' housing needs and choices. The lack of housing has resulted in disproportionately high rates of homelessness and chronic...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Urban Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Whereas considerable attention has been devoted to achieving high levels of influenza immunization, the importance of this issue is magnified by concern over pandemic influenza. Most recommendations for vaccine administration address high risk groups such as the elderly and those with chronic diseases, but coverage for hard-to-reach (HTR) populations has had less attention. HTR populations include minorities but also include other primarily...

JOURNAL NAME: AIDS and Behavior
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Homelessness and unstable housing have been associated with HIV risk behavior and poorer health among persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), yet prior research has not tested causal associations. This paper describes the challenges, methods, and baseline sample of the Housing and Health Study, a longitudinal, multi-site, randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of providing immediate rental housing assistance to PLWHA who were...

JOURNAL NAME: AIDS and Behavior
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The stability of living situation was examined as a predictor of young people's HIV-related sexual and drug use acts two years after leaving home for the first time. Newly homeless youth aged 12-20 years were recruited in Los Angeles County, California, U.S.A. (n = 261) and Melbourne, Australia (n = 165) and followed longitudinally at 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. Their family history of moves and the type and frequency of moves over the...

JOURNAL NAME: AIDS and Behavior
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Using cross-sectional analysis we examined residential status and associated differences in HIV risk behaviors among 3266 youth IDUs enrolled in an HIV prevention trial. a three-level outcome (homeless (37%), equivocally housed (17%), housed (46%)) was defined based in responses to two questions assessing subjective and objective criteria for homelessness were having lived in an out-of-home placement, been thrown out of the home or in...

JOURNAL NAME: AIDS Care
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

While there are reports of the impact of specific interventions designed to reduce HIV drug and sexual risk behaviors, there are few reports of the impact of HIV behaviors, there are few reports of the impact of HIV interventions in a community-based sample. We report on baseline data from a sample of African American crack smokers who were about to participate in an intervention designed to reduce HIV-related risk behaviors. The majority...

JOURNAL NAME: AIDS Care
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of homelessness on the costs and patterns of hospitalisation in patients with HIV/AIDS. A retrospective longitudinal study design, based on medical records data covering 2,768 person-years of observation between 1997 and 2003 on patients with HIV/AIDS, was employed. A contextual measure of neighbourhood socioeconomic status (SES) was also used to uncover differences among low- and high-SES...

JOURNAL NAME: AIDS Care
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

We examined the social network composition among newly homeless youth over time and assessed how pro-social and problematic peers affected sexual and drug-using HIV/AIDS risk-behaviours among 183 youth in Los Angeles County, California. The percentage of newly homeless youth who reported that 'most' or 'all' of their friends were attending school, had jobs, and got along with their families was 73%, 24%, and 50%...

JOURNAL NAME: AIDS and Behavior
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

We examined the prevalence and risks associated with interpersonal (physical and sexual) abuse among HIV-seropositive homeless or unstably housed adults. Data were obtained from the Housing and Health Study of participants living in Baltimore, Chicago, and Los Angeles (n = 644). We used logistic regression to identify risks associated with abuse. About 77% of men and 86% of women reported ever experiencing abuse. Women were at greater risk...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The degree of substance-induced syndrome (SIS) was evaluated in 5,116 acutely hospitalized suicidal psychiatric inpatients. Admission and discharge severity ratings were made by academic attendings using structured forms. Outcome variables analyzed include ratings of psychiatric symptom severity on admission and discharge, length of stay, severity of SIS, and severity of alcohol/drug problems. Suicidal inpatients rated with a high degree of...

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