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Brendan O'Flaherty
Mentally ill people turned out of institutions, crack-cocaine use on the rise, more poverty, public housing a shambles: as attempts to explain homelessness multiply so do the homeless--and we still don't know why. The first full-scale economic...
Brendan O'Flaherty
There is good reason to suspect that changes in the housing market had something to do with the dramatic rise in the homelessness in the United States after 1980. Whether the housing market is responsible, however, remains a controversial question....
Abha Mangal, Joyce Felicia Vaghela, Archana Thakur, Aditi Kumar
In this study, St. Stephen's Hospital in New Dehli, India presents data on the sociodemographic and economic characteristics of people living in an emergency ("night") shelter in the city. The data was collected from 48 families and 258 individuals.
Lukwikilu Credo Mangayi
Statistics on homelessness in the City of Tshwane fail to give us ideas about the capacities homeless people have that could be used as a stepping stone for their own economic empowerment and development. Stories of homeless people considered in...
Stephen W. Baron
To explore how predictors of drug used, described in the literature relate to four different types of substances – alcohol, marijuana, psychedelics and an aggregate measure of more serious drug use – to assess the processes that underlie their use...
Maria Hanratty
This article estimates the impact of local housing and labor market conditions on area homelessness using the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD’s) annual point-in-time counts of homelessness from 2007 to 2014. In cross-...
F. Calvo, C. Giralt, X. Carbonell
Introduction There exists a great number of empirical studies which refer as causes of homelessness not only individual factors such as mental disorders or addictions, but also structural factors such as poverty rates or unemployment. Objective To...
Macy-Hurley,Ryan, Tanya Tull
The provision of adequate temporary housing to homeless families is a major concern for policy makers and practitioners across the country, particularly during challenging economic times. Prior to the current recession, homeless families already...
Before the 1980s, the word “homelessness” was rarely used in Canada, partly because few people were utterly without housing before that time. Since then, Canadians have come to use the word “homelessness” as a catch-all term for a host of serious...
Many different terms are used to describe young people who are homeless, including street youth, street kids, runaways, homeless youth, etc. Youth homelessness refers to young people who are living independently of parents and/or caregivers, and...
Many different terms are used to describe young people who are homeless, including street youth, street kids, runaways, homeless youth, etc. Youth homelessness refers to young people who are living independently of parents and/or caregivers, and...
One limitation of the PiT Count methodology is that it may not capture the cultural or spiritual dimensions of Aboriginal homelessness. While we recommend using COH’s definition of homelessness to guide your PiT Count, this definition may not...
The planning, implementation and communication of a Youth Count should be built on a clear and consistent definition of youth homelessness. This definition, alongside the Canadian Definition of Homelessness, will help stakeholders to understand the...
This toolkit is not intended to replace resources that already exist; rather, it is designed to provide an overview of the essentials involved in developing a plan to end youth homelessness. As a starting point, we will outline some basics on youth...
Crisis is a leading source for knowledge on homelessness in the UK. Is homelessness knowledge hub houses research about homelessness trends, the causes of homelessness, and its impacts, including: Homelessness Monitor, a longitudinal study providing...