Homeless Hub Discusses Women and Youth Homelessness; a Recent Census in Bogotá, Colombia; and More

Homeless Hub: The women left behind On the Homeless Hub blog, Abe Oudshoorn of Western University discusses unique experiences and support needs of women and youth experiencing homelessness in Canada. Many times, women’s pathway to homelessness is unique to that of other groups. With this follows the need for unique support, such as safety measures [...]

Progress in Odense, Denmark; SPARC Report on Race and Homelessness in the US; Free Houses in Kerala, India; and More

Odense, Denmark Credits Housing First for Reduction in Homelessness Data from a recent survey shows that over the past two years, the number of people experiencing homelessness in Odense, Denmark, decreased from 173 to 113. Tommy Byrne of Dagbladet Holstebro states that of the 317 people who were housed between 2011 and 2017, over 92% [...]

Housing First in Integrated Strategies in the U.K., Housing Support After Incarceration in Australia, and More

Using Housing First in Integrated Homelessness Strategies In Using Housing First in Integrated Homelessness Strategies, Nicholas Pleace explores various aspects of the housing first model in the United Kingdom. The report assesses the evidence base for the housing first model and other homelessness services, considering effectiveness and cost-efficiency; analyzes the potential for integration of homelessness [...]

Depaul Ireland Extends Housing, The Y-Foundation Shares Insight on the Finnish Housing First Model, and More

Depaul Ireland Extends Housing for Almost 600 People Evelyn Ring of the Irish Examiner reports on Depaul Ireland's efforts to more permanently house nearly 600 people experiencing homelessness. CEO of Depaul Ireland, Kerry Anthony, says that the organization wanted to take a different approach to tackling to homelessness, beyond emergency accommodation. Of the 593 people [...]

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 State of Homelessness in Hong Kong and San Diego, California and Bridging Health and Homelessness in Chicago

Homelessness in Hong Kong Wyman Ma and Chermaine Lee of Reuters discuss rising homelessness in Hong Kong. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the local government estimate over 1,000 people experiencing street homelessness, an increase compared to previous years. According to the article, the cost of living is being explored as a significant factor affecting this rise. [...]

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 [...]

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Announces Funding Awards, Expanded Evidence on Housing and Healthcare, and More

Bridging the Gap Between Housing and Healthcare in the U.S. Politico explores a four-year effort to demonstrate how permanent housing can alleviate costly health care visits among people who had been chronically homeless in Houston, Texas. Allan Clifton shares his story of health improvements and reduced visits to emergency care after being permanently housed through [...]

The Urban Institute Discusses Housing Assistance, Pathways to Housing PA Addresses the Opioid Epidemic, and More

Benefits of Expanding Housing Assistance Housing assistance plays a significant role in stabilizing low-income households and helping them progress. However, only one in five eligible renters receive the assistance they need. On the Urban Institute’s Urban Wire blog, Susan J. Popkin, Samantha Batko, and Corianne Scally suggest that proposed reductions in federal funding for public [...]

The UK-based Centre for Homelessness Impact Announces 2018 Launch, and Registration Opens for the NAEH Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness

The New Centre for Homelessness Impact to Launch Spring 2018 The UK-based Centre for Homelessness Impact is off the ground! The Centre will be headed by Dr Lígia Teixeira, formerly Head of Research and Evaluation at Crisis. The Centre is taking on the task of assessing and utilizing research, a sometimes challenging task for policy-makers, [...]