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RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Rapidly surging house prices, historically low rental vacancies, long waitlists for social housing, and a massive homelessness epidemic--all these have led to many British Columbians feeling trapped in their current housing situation. In Make Housing Central, Kishone Roy, CEO of the B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association, tells the story of the affordable housing crisis in B.C. and proposes a realistic long-term plan to solve it.

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

In this exciting, thought-provoking new book, author Eric Weissman draws on personal experience, firsthand empirical research, and social theory to probe the causes and consequences of homelessness.

Hundreds of thousands of North Americans are homeless according to government statistics; hundreds of thousands, even millions more are only precariously housed, one paycheck away from life on the streets. Homelessness is one of the most...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This book offers a cross-national perspective on contemporary urban renewal in relation to social rental housing. Social housing estates - as developed either by governments (public housing) or not-for-profit agencies - became a prominent feature of the 20th century urban landscape in Northern European cities, but also in North America and Australia. Many estates were built as part of earlier urban renewal, 'slum clearance' programs...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This longitudinal research study followed 40 young people over a two-year period in order to examine the factors, experiences and circumstances that impact their homeless and housing situations over time. Ten family members also participated in the study. This research finds young people who are homeless are living in limbo. Only 24% of young people left homelessness during the two-year course of the study, a significant drop on previous...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Regent Park Redux evaluates one of the biggest experiments in public housing redevelopment from the tenant perspective. Built in the 1940s, Toronto’s Regent Park has experienced common large-scale public housing problems. Instead of simply tearing down old buildings and scattering inhabitants, the city’s housing authority came up with a plan for radical transformation.
In partnership with a private developer, the Toronto Community...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Faced with growing visibly homeless populations, urban areas have adopted laws and policies targeting the activities poor people do in public spaces. This book provides an easy-to-read and empirically-grounded analysis of how homeless persons experience various policing efforts. The author uses field interviews with homeless adults in a major Canadian city to challenge broken windows policing, anti-panhandling bylaws, informal police...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This book marks a critical contribution in assessing and extending the evidence base on the causes and consequences of women’s homelessness. Drawing together work from Europe’s leading homelessness scholars, it presents a multidisciplinary and comparative analysis of this acute social problem, including its relationship with domestic violence, lone parenthood, motherhood, health and well-being and women’s experience of sustained and recurrent...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

This brief highlights several of the most pressing challenges in addressing the needs of families who are experiencing homelessness and presents a set of strong policy recommendations for assessment, intervention, research, and service delivery related to homeless children and their parents.  Chapters increase awareness of the mental health, educational, and developmental challenges faced by these children and their parents. In addition,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Housing has emerged as a popular and central topic of research, mental health system development, and social and mental health policy in recent years. The field has rapidly evolved in a number of ways: first, with the introduction and popularization of the Housing First approach; second, there are now a growing number of randomized controlled studies to evaluate the lives of people living in this housing; and third, there is increasing...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017

Tens of thousands of people are living in Canada without safe secure shelter every night and hundreds of thousands more are precipitously close to losing what housing they have. This book looks at the expenses, options and policies impacting people in Canadian cities to create homelessness. The inadequacy of social housing support in this wealthy country, coupled with indifference to the actual costs of meeting basic needs, means the remnants...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Social housing - public, non-profit, or co-operative - was once a part of Canada's urban success story. After years of neglect and many calls for affordable homes and solutions to homelessness, housing is once again an important issue. In Still Renovating, Greg Suttor tells the story of the rise and fall of Canadian social housing policy.

Focusing on the main turning points through the past seven decades, and the forces that shaped...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

"By the second or third day that you’re homeless, in the car with all your clothes, your pots and pans, everything, having to wash yourself in a public rest room, you logically start to feel dirty. You prefer to use the drive-through [at fast-food restaurants] where no one will see you. You begin to hide your family."—Invisible Nation    

More than 2.5 million children are homeless in the United States every year. In every state,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Thank you to all the men who have shared stories of their years of homelessness with me

Jimmy Tattoo is dedicated to them

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Angel is inspired by the lives of women street survivors in Toronto

This story is dedicated to those who have died on the streets

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

In India, as in other developing countries, urban water and sanitation services have been buckling under the pressure of growing urban populations, ageing or non-existent infrastructure, competing resource demands, and a milieu of governance challenges. Concurrent to these challenges has been an increased emphasis on reforming and transforming Indian cities in line with neoliberal logics; rationalised under the auspices of achieving equity,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems, and Changing Lives is the first text to chronicle the story of Housing First (HF), a paradigm-shifting evidence-based approach to ending homelessness that began in New York City in 1992 and rapidly spread to other cities nationally and internationally. The authors report on the rise of a “homeless industry” of shelters and transitional housing programs that the HF approach directly...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The Pathway of Life is an ongoing Creation Stories book series initiated during the Fall of 2013 by the Making Room community.  This creative project explores the themes of housing, safety, and the tensions between city and country life emerging together. Bob Rose, the central author of the text explains his devoted but troubled relationship with another PARC community member named Walter. Through Bob's troubled experiences, the audience can...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

This ethnographic exploration of contemporary spaces of homelessness takes an expanded view of homeless space, threading together experiences of organizational spaces, routes taken through the city and the occupation of public space. Through engaging with participants' accounts of movement and place, the book argues that young homeless people become fixed in mobility, a condition that impacts on both everyday life and possible futures. Based...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

This book explores the identities, embodied experiences, and personal relationships of young people experiencing homelessness, and analyses these in relation to the material and symbolic position that youth homelessness occupies in modern societies. Drawing on empirical research conducted in both urban and rural areas, the book situates young people’s experiences of homelessness within a theoretical framework that connects embodied identities...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Some say mental illness is the last great stigma remaining in our communities. This book is a collection of twenty articles written by researchers, scholars, practitioners of nursing, social work, and community health, and survivors of mental illness and homelessness. Each piece speaks to a specific aspect of the linkages among housing/homelessness, poverty, and mental illness, interconnections that are complex and challenging to understand...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 1979

This book describes Mary Ainsworth's experiment called "The Strange Situation," which tested how infants responded to reunion episodes with their mothers. Using this experimental setup, Ainsworth and her coworkers were able to identify securely attached babies and two types of insecurely attached babies.

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

It has long been established that access to food, clothing, medical care, and housing are fundamental human rights the world over. Helping the approximately 600,000 Americans and 300,000 Canadians who are currently homeless work toward this goal is a complex undertaking. This text presents the fundamental knowledge and skills that frontline workers need in order to help vulnerable and homeless persons. It provides readers with both an...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Early in the twenty-first century, homelessness remains a pressing social issue in the United Kingdom. Yet, the needs and experiences of people who are, or have been, homeless are often ignored or misunderstood. This book depicts the real life stories of five people experiencing homelessness and describes, in their own words, the life events that preceded their homeless episodes and the challenges they face in moving forward with their lives...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

First World Hunger Revisited exposes the hidden functions and limits of food charity and corporately sponsored food banks as primary responses to widespread domestic hunger and income poverty in twelve rich 'food-secure' societies and emerging economies: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the USA. Who wins, who loses when governments violate their Right to Food...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995

Empowerment Evaluation begins with an in-depth examination of this type of evaluation as it has been adopted in academic and foundation settings. The book then focuses on the various contexts in which empowerment evaluation is conducted, ranging from resistant environments (in which significant effort is required to move from passive-compliance orientations) to responsive environments (that already have a tradition of self-determination and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Helping to promote healing in Aboriginal people with addiction and mental health issues requires specialized knowledge and unique skills. Health, social service and justice workers must first have a grasp of history and the emotional legacy that today’s generation of Aboriginal people carry. They must also be prepared to blend Aboriginal and Western approaches to match their clients’ unique world views.

Journey to Healing is a...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

"Paul Farmer has battled AIDS in rural Haiti and deadly strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the slums of Peru. A physician-anthropologist with more than fifteen years in the field, Farmer writes from the front lines of the war against these modern plagues and shows why, even more than those of history, they target the poor. This "peculiarly modern inequality" that permeates AIDS, TB, malaria, and typhoid in the modern world, and that...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Being Heard examines, from their own perspectives and experiences, the lives of young women sexually exploited through prostitution. Putting their voices in the centre of its analysis, the book tries to help us more fully understand the experiences of girls exploited...

RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003
Hailed as a great success, welfare reform resulted in a dramatic decline in the welfare rolls--from 4.4 million families in 1996 to 2 million in 2003. But what does this "success" look like to the welfare mothers and welfare caseworkers who experienced it? In Flat Broke With Children, Sharon Hays tells us the story of welfare reform from inside the welfare office and inside the lives of welfare mothers, describing the challenges that welfare...
RESOURCE TYPE: Book
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012

Well-Being in the Urban Aboriginal Community offers a selection of the papers presented at Fostering Biimaadiziwin, a national research conference held in Toronto in 2011. The conference grew out of a desire to add a new perspective to research concerning Aboriginal peoples living in urban environments. 

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