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JOURNAL NAME: Sociology
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This article is based on a cross-national qualitative study of homeless and street-involved youth living within Olympic host cities. Synthesizing a Lefebvrian spatial analysis with Debord’s concept of ‘the spectacle’, the article analyses the spatial experiences of homeless young people in Vancouver (host to the 2010 Winter Olympics) and draws some comparisons to London (host to the 2012 Summer Olympics). Tracing encounters with police,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This paper explores the democratic potential for participatory filmmaking with homeless youth, as well as the constraints and dilemmas associated with this visual method. Theorizing democracy through the work of Hannah Arendt and Pierre Bourdieu, the paper approaches democracy not as an end, but rather as a process that seeks to lessen social injustice. Bourdieu's work helps us appreciate, however, that this process is constrained by...

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Media Folder: Media Root
JOURNAL NAME: Housing Policy Debate
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Abstract

Although almost all homeless people are poor, most poor people do not experience homelessness. We use a detailed national survey to explore the role of social ties—including connection to relatives, friends, and religious community—in explaining why only a subset of poor adults fall into homelessness. We find that lifetime incidence of homelessness is reduced by 60% for individuals with strong ties along each of these dimensions....

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The recent Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe 2018 by FEANTSA and the Abbé Pierre Foundation finds that housing exclusion continues to be a growing problem in Europe, resulting in an increasing demand for support and increased pressure on emergency services. The numbers of people experiencing homelessness has...

ORGANIZATION: Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, CMHA Ontario, Wellesley Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

To showcase the expertise in the sector, and to help support implementation of new supportive housing, Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO), Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA Ontario) and the Wellesley Institute (WI) partnered to develop this resource guide. The 12 case studies share replicable, scalable and adaptable examples of how providers have overcome implementation challenges to meet the needs of their clients...

JOURNAL NAME: Psychiatry Online
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Abstract

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is shifting its focus from ending veteran homelessness to preventing veteran suicides. With supporting data, this Open Forum argues that VA homelessness services also help address veteran suicides. Analysis of a nationally representative survey of U.S. veterans in 2015 shows that veterans with a history of homelessness attempted suicide in the previous two years at a rate >5.0...

ORGANIZATION: Wisconsin HOPE Lab
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education: A Continuing Challenge

Since 2008, the Wisconsin HOPE Lab has examined food and housing insecurity among the nation’s undergraduates. We initially focused on Wisconsin, assessing prevalence of basic needs challenges in two samples of students—a cohort of Pell Grant recipients entering the state’s 42 public colleges and universities in fall 2008, and a cohort of low- and moderate-income students...

JOURNAL NAME: Child Abuse & Neglect
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Abstract

Previous studies that have explored the association between childhood trauma and homelessness indicate that traumatic events can lead to survivor distrust of interpersonal relationships and institutions, prolonged homelessness and poor health and social outcomes. The majority of this literature relies on quantitative data and fails to investigate the personal experiences of childhood trauma that are found to impact housing status...

JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Urban Health
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore how marginalization, substance abuse, and service utilization influence the transitions between streets, shelters, and housed states over the course of 2 years in a population of urban homeless adults. Survey responses from three yearly interviews of 400 homeless adults were matched with administrative services data collected from regional health, mental health, and housing service providers....

ORGANIZATION: HealthSpark, Your Way Home
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Since launching in 2014, Your Way Home has seen much success in rapidly rehousing those in Montgomery County who are experiencing homelessness. Findings from the research will assist Your Way Home in building a new agenda to expand its work into prevention efforts.

The following themes were identified:

- The causes of eviction and homelessness are multi-dimensional.

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ORGANIZATION: Crisis, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The homelessness monitor is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. It considers both the consequences of the post-2007 economic and housing market recession, and the subsequent recovery, and also the impact of policy changes. This seventh annual report updates our account of how homelessness stands in England in 2018, or as close to 2018 as data...

ORGANIZATION: The Government of Ontario
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This report highlights our progress – and what we plan to do next – in our efforts to reduce child poverty, eliminate chronic homelessness, help people move towards employment, increase food security, develop an action plan for income security reform and invest in programs and community-designed solutions.

Introduction

Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy is based on the vision that every Ontarian has the opportunity to achieve their...

ORGANIZATION: City of Kingston
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The Street Outreach Pilot Program, the extension of the Portable Housing Benefit to help safely house survivors of domestic violence, the opening of the One Roof Kingston Youth Services Hub and the completion of energy-saving updates to social housing, are among the highlights outlined in the City of Kingston's 2017 Report on Housing and Homelessness.

"At 0.7 per cent, Kingston has the lowest vacancy rate in Ontario, which is a major...

ORGANIZATION: The Access Point, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Toronto Branch, and the Wellesley Institute
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Currently in Toronto over 13,000 people are on the waitlist for mental health and addictions supportive housing. Understanding this population and how to meet their needs addresses an often overlooked health equity gap. This report is an analysis of the waitlist for mental health and addictions supportive housing in Toronto. It examines the characteristics of applicants, their support needs and housing preferences, and the patterns of wait...

JOURNAL NAME: Children and Youth Services Review
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Abstract Purpose

This study is an outcome evaluation of Bay Area Youth Center's Real Alternatives for Adolescents (RAFA) transitional housing program in Hayward, California.

Methods

This study examined a sample of 55 youth ages 16 to 21 who lived in the RAFA transitional program between 2007 and 2015.

Results

About 96% were in residing in stable housing at follow up, there were low rates of parenting before age 22 (41% of...

ORGANIZATION: University of York, Centre for Housing Policy
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

This report explores Housing First in relation to the evidence base on services designed to end homelessness among single people (i.e. lone adults) with support needs. Some attention is given to prevention and relief services, but this report is concerned with services for those single homeless people who require support as well as housing. The report does not encompass services for homeless families. 

The report has four main...

ORGANIZATION: Caritas Europa
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

In this year’s edition of the “Caritas Cares!” series, we undertake a stocktaking of the conditions of young people in Europe, as Caritas organisations perceive them in our social services, programmes and grassroots projects. Caritas member organisations report about their practices in the countries, providing evidence of the needs and testimonies of the vulnerable populations they are serving and they come forward when rights are being...

ORGANIZATION: Depaul UK
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Depaul UK has launched research, supported by LetterOne, into the experiences of young people affected by homelessness. The report, which was released on Thursday, 22 March 2018, is entitled Danger Zones and Stepping Stones: Phase Two, and makes recommendations based on a quantitative survey of 712 young people.

It follows up on the first Danger Zones and Stepping Stones report which was launched in 2016. The original report proposed a...

JOURNAL NAME: The Journal of Public Integrity
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

What is the solution to LGBT youth homelessness? If you’re reading this, then it is likely that you (like me) wish for a clear and actionable perhaps simple instructive answer to that question. I imagine that you (like me) know that we do not live in clear and simple times. And there is no single solution to the social problems that contribute to homelessness among LGBT youth— including heterosexism/homophobia, cisgenderism/transbias (the...

ORGANIZATION: Homelessness Network
RESOURCE TYPE: Toolkit
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

The purpose of the Landlord Toolkit is to make available an easily accessible guide to provide local landlords, social service providers, and housing caseworkers with information about Housing First and how the approach can support people who have experienced homelessness transition to housing stability and prevent eviction.

ORGANIZATION: Homelessness Network
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Street Wise is a small handbook, created in partnership with the City of Sudbury, comprising of local info and addresses to help navigate the services and locations available in Sudbury and area.

JOURNAL NAME: European Journal of Homelessness
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Abstract This paper discusses findings from the first ever large-scale study on public attitudes to homelessness in the UK. While experts believe that ‘homelessness’ encompasses a wide range of insecure housing situations and some groups are at higher risk of homelessness than others, public attitudes and action towards the issue do not appear to follow suit. The research used four sources of data – 15 expert interviews; 20 in-depth cultural...
RESOURCE TYPE: Research Summary

What is a Trauma Screening Tool or Process? 

Trauma screening is designed to be able to be administered to every child within a given system (such as child welfare) to determine whether he or she has experienced trauma, displays symptoms related to trauma exposure, and/or should be referred for a comprehensive trauma-informed mental health assessment. Trauma screening can include a particular tool or a more formalized process. Trauma...

ORGANIZATION: National Center for Children in Poverty
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
Executive Summary  Many young children are exposed to traumatic life events. 1,2 Almost half of children in the United States—approximately 35 million—have experienced one or more types of trauma,3 and young children are at especially high risk compared to older children. Over one quarter of all children with confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect are under age 3, and victimization is most common for children under 12 months old.4...
JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Abstract

Social service outreach workers serving homeless populations exemplify Michael Lipsky’s concept of street-level bureaucrats who exert considerable discretionary power in performance of their roles. In their efforts to qualify their homeless clients for housing, outreach workers create “fitting stories” that present their clients as qualified for support within the social service contexts that provide housing services. We describe...

ORGANIZATION: Scottish Housing Regulator
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Housing people who are homeless in Glasgow: Summary

This report sets out the findings from our review of how effectively Glasgow City Council and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) house people who are homeless.

Main findings

 The Council is not housing enough people who are homeless quickly enough. In 2016/17 it housed around half of those it had a duty to house. Some people are housed quickly; this works best when all partners have...

ORGANIZATION: Carnegie Community Action Project
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018
Introduction

2017 was the worst year for homeless Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents since the Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) began doing these annual reports in 2008.

With an estimated 1,200 homeless people living in the DTES, with over 500 DTES residents evicted from their homes through no fault of their own, with only 21 new units of housing at welfare rate, with average rents in privately owned and run hotels ramping up...

RESOURCE TYPE: Research Summary
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is an overarching structure and treatment attitude that emphasizes understanding, compassion, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Care also looks at physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both clients and providers, and provides tools to empower folks on the pathway to stability.


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ORGANIZATION: Fondation Abbé Pierre, FEANTSA
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2018

Since 2015, FEANTSA and the Fondation Abbé Pierre have released a yearly Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe. These annual reports look at the latest Eurostat data (EU-SILC) and assess EU countries' capacity to adequately house their populations.

The 2018 version reveals how millions of Europeans face housing exclusion on a daily basis as well as a dramatic picture of increasing homelessness across most of the EU – in particular...

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