The World’s Big Sleep Out Launches; Rotorua, New Zealand Establishes Housing First Program; Vincentian Family’s ’13 Homes’ Campaign; and More

The World's Big Sleep Out On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the world’s largest display of solidarity and support of street homelessness and displacement will take place. The World's Big Sleep Out is an initiative that aims to raise awareness and funds towards global efforts to end rough sleeping. 50,000 people, including Will Smith and Dame [...]

Understanding Rural Homelessness in Canada; Housing Over 500 People in Auckland, New Zealand; and More

FEANTSA's 13th European Research Conference on Homelessness In partnership with the Metropolitan Research Institute Budapest and Foundation Budapest, FEANTSA will host the 13th Annual European Research Conference on Homelessness in Budapest. This year, the Social and Economic Integration of Homeless People themed conference will explore evidence on levels of and opportunities for social and economic [...]

Canada Has a New Homelessness Strategy; Dame Louise Casey Discusses Hopes for Ending Rough Sleeping in the United Kingdom; and More

Canada’s New Homelessness Strategy According to the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the government of Canada plans to make bold changes to the federal strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Through the Reaching Home strategy, Canada will reinforce its community-based approach to address homelessness – funding municipalities and local service [...]

Homelessness and Internet Cafés in Tokyo, Meters to Fund Outreach in Los Angeles, Consultation on Youth Homelessness in Canada, and More

“Internet Café Refugees” in Tokyo, Japan Sakura Murakami of the Japan Times explores the findings of a recent survey on homelessness conducted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The survey, conducted from November 2016 through January 2017, probed 502 24-hour internet and manga cafes in Tokyo and the customers that occupy them. According to the findings, [...]

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Introduces an Intervention Guide for Youth Homelessness, Canadian Cities Increase Their Focus on Permanent Housing, and More

Mental Health & Addictions Interventions for Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Practical Strategies for Front-line Providers According to the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, issues surrounding mental health and addition can increase young people's risk of experiencing chronic homelessness. Service systems and providers in many settings aren't adequately equipped and resourced to meet the needs of the youth [...]

The U.S. Explores Increase in Homelessness, U.K. Assembles Panel to Address Rough Sleeping, and Canada Unveils National Housing Strategy

A Rise in Homelessness Across the U.S. Pam Fessler of Southern California Public Radio explores a reported increase in homelessness across the United States this year. According to the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) this week, the number of people experiencing homelessness increased [...]

Housing Veterans in Montreal, Brainstorming On Strategic Improvements in Brno, and Building Toward An End to Rural Homelessness

Pilot Project Finding Permanent Housing for Veterans in Montreal The Old Brewery Mission, Quebec Veterans Foundation, and the Canadian government are collaborating on the Sentinels of the Street pilot project, intended to provide rent-subsidized, permanent, supportive housing to veterans experiencing homelessness in Montreal, Quebec. Jackie Dunham of CTV adds that supportive housing can be very [...]

Edmonton, Canada Joins A Place to Call Home

Homeward Trust Edmonton released the following announcement this morning of their participation as a vanguard city in the Institute of Global Homelessness's A Place to Call Home campaign: Edmonton - Homelessness is a global challenge, with an estimated 100 million people worldwide living without shelter. The Institute of Global Homelessness at DePaul University is launching [...]

Guadalajara, Mexico Sees Decline in Homelessness, Scottish Charities Advocate Early Intervention, Singapore Releases Point-in-Time Count Findings, and More

Guadalajara, Mexico Sees Decline In Homelessness El Informador reports that Guadalajara, Mexico, has seen significant decline in homelessness since the last City Council point-in-time count in 2015. Rubén Arroyo Ramos, head of Centro de Atención Integral a Personas en Situación de Indigencia acknowledges that there are approximately 200 people experiencing homelessness throughout the city - [...]

Crisis UK and Homeless Link Team Up With ‘Older Age Homelessness’ Prevention Session

Crisis UK and Homeless Link Team Up With 'Older Age Homelessness' Prevention Session As part of Crisis' 50th anniversary, the organization is conducting a major consultation to gather evidence and opinions of UK residents and homelessness experts that will be used to inform policy change. The 'Older Age Homelessness' prevention session, delivered in collaboration with [...]