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1.11.2018

A home but how to connect with others? A qualitative meta‐synthesis of experiences of people with mental illness living in supported housing

This study looks into how living in supported housing facilitate social connections and participation from the viewpoints of people living with mental illness. The findings show that supported housing residents face challenges of protecting their privacy and being lonely when on their own. Individualised support approaches need to attend to personal preferences for social participation […] Read more...


1.11.2018

Women and Rough Sleeping – A Critical Review of Current Research and Methodology Women and Rough Sleeping

This book by Joanne Bretherton and Nicholas Pleace  is based on a rapid review of the available evidence and research on the experience of sleeping rough among women. The report contains a collection and analysis of statistical data, from both survey and administrative sources and the qualitative information collected through interviews, focus groups, and ethnographic and […] Read more...


31.10.2018

Preventing Youth Homelessness: An International Review of Evidence

This international scan of youth homelessness prevention policies and practices provides an overview of prevention strategies around the world to address youth homelessness, highlighting those which have been most effective. http://www.homelesshub.ca/sites/default/files/WCPP%20Preventing%20Youth%20Homelessness%20international%20evidence%20review.pdf Read more...


31.10.2018

Housing First in Denmark: An Analysis of the Coverage Rate among Homeless People and Types of Shelter Users

This paper analyses the coverage rate of Housing First in the overall population of homeless people in Denmark. Results show that in the municipalities that were part of the program only one in twenty homeless people were enrolled in the program. Moreover, following Kuhn and Culhane’s (1998) typology of shelter users, the study examines the […] Read more...


2.5.2018

Problems maintaining collaborative approaches with excluded populations in a randomised control trial: lessons learned implementing Housing First in France

In 2006, an ‘experimental squat’ was set up in an abandoned building in Marseille by a local collective combating homelessness. The squat was envisioned as an alternative to conventional health and social services for individuals experiencing long-term homelessness and severe psychiatric disorders. Based on the lessons learned from the squat, some then joined a larger coalition […] Read more...


24.4.2018

The homelessness monitor: England 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 […] Read more...


23.4.2018

Young & Homeless 2018

This report of Homeless Link’s national study on youth homelessness outlines the findings from surveys with 188 homelessness services and local authorities across England and in-depth interviews with 25 young people who have experienced homelessness. The report explores the nature and causes of youth homelessness, the available support and best practice, and provides critical evidence […] Read more...


17.4.2018

„Housing First“ in Wien Internationale Diskurse, fachliche Standards und Herausforderungen der Implementierung

Study about the European discourse and how housing first can be implemented in Vienna http://www.neunerhaus.at/fileadmin/user_upload/Fachpublikationen/Housing_First_Diverses/Housing_First_final.pdf Read more...


17.4.2018

A health and social cost too high

This report represents the first analysis of the consolidated Registry Week data across Australia. The data provides the largest and richest collection of information on people experiencing homelessness in Australian capital and regional cities outside the Census and the national administrative data for homelessness services, the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection. http://apo.org.au/system/files/140376/apo-nid140376-702456.pdf Read more...


3.1.2018

Social Network Decay as Potential Recovery from Homelessness: A Mixed Methods Study in Housing First Programming

This paper aims to describe and understand changes in social networks of residents living in a HF program. In this study researchers employed a longitudinal, convergent parallel mixed method design, collecting quantitative social network data through structured interviews (n = 13) and qualitative data through semi-structured interviews (n = 20). Results demonstrated a reduction in […] Read more...


1.12.2017

A place to call home: study protocol for a longitudinal, mixed methods evaluation of two housing first adaptations in Sydney, Australia

The aim os this study was to determine whether two Housing First configurations (scattered site  versus congregated site ) are associated with different health-related outcomes. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-015-1700-y Read more...


15.11.2017

Housing First Literature: Different Orientations and Political-Practical Arguments

This paper aims to map HF literature from 1990 to 2014 and it is based on 184 publications. The main criterion for including a publication in the database was that it takes as a starting point and/or comments on the original PHF model. The paper answers the following research questions: 1) what are the research types […] Read more...


14.11.2017

Morbidity and mortality in homeless individuals, prisoners, sex workers, and individuals with substance use disorders in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This paper reviews morbidity and mortality data on four overlapping populations who experience considerable social exclusion: homeless populations, individuals with substance use disorders, sex workers, and imprisoned individuals. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)31869-X/fulltext Read more...


13.11.2017

Chronically Homeless People in Poland: Target Group of the ‘Housing First – Evidence based Advocacy’ Project

This paper by Julia Wygnańska introduces the methodology and results of three studies conducted under the ‘Housing First – Evidence based Advocacy’ project implemented between 2014 and 2016 in Poland (EEA Grant). The aim of the studies was to assess the presence, scale and basic characteristics of the predefined target group of people experiencing long-term homelessness […] Read more...


13.11.2017

The Italian Network for Implementing the ‘Housing First’ Approach

This paper by Teresa Consoli, Caterina Cortese, Paolo Molinari and Anna Zenarolla discusses the changes and initial results of the first year of experimentation of the Housing First approach in Italy. The paper looks into the reasons that moved Italy to embrace this policy, and describes the efforts carried out by fio.PSD (the Italian Federation of Organizations […] Read more...


13.11.2017

Introducing the Housing First Model in Spain: First Results of the Habitat Programme

In this paper Roberto Bernad, Rebeca Yuncal and Sonia Panadero discuss The Habitat Programme, the first systematic implementation of the Housing First (HF) model in Spain. The paper presents its first steps and the difficulties experienced during the kick-off process. The processes of defining profiles and deciding on the selection of users, the referral of users and their placement […] Read more...


13.11.2017

Moving Evidence Into Policy: The Story of the At Home/Chez Soi Initiative’s Impact on Federal Homelessness Policy in Canada and its Implications for the Spread of Housing First in Europe and Internationally

This paper by Eric Macnaughton, Geoffrey Nelson, Paula Goering,and Myra Piat presents a study that aimed to understand the sustainability of the At Home/Chez Soi (AHCS) project with respect to its wider impact on homelessness policy in Canada and internationally. Using a qualitative case study approach with 15 key informant interviews (with project leaders and decision-makers) and […] Read more...


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Mortality and causes of death among homeless in Finland: a 10-year follow-up study

This paper presents the results of a research examining the overall and cause-specific mortality among homeless men in Helsinki and the associations of social background and health service use with mortality. Read more...


8.9.2017 Download

Common ground, complementary approaches: adapting the Housing First model for domestic violence survivors

This article describes the commonalities between the Housing First model and the tenets of domestic violence victim advocacy work and explores how Housing First can be adapted to effectively achieve safe and stable housing for DV survivors and their children. Preliminary evidence for the adapted model – termed Domestic Violence Housing First – is provided, […] Read more...


1.7.2017 Download

Homelessness in the UK: who is most at risk?

A study on causes of homelessness based on three datasets from UK. According to analysis, homeless is not randomly distributed across the population. Structural factors such as housing market conditions and unemployment influences most on those individuals who are at vulnerable state. Poverty, escpecially childhood poverty is central to generation of homelessness. Read more...


13.2.2017 Download

Mending the gaps in social work education and research: two examples from a Swedish context

How gaps between professionals and service user groups in social work practice can be challenged Read more...


30.1.2017 Download

What Happens After the Demonstration Phase?: The Sustainability of Canada’s At Home/Chez Soi Housing First Programs for Homeless Persons with Mental Illness

This research examined the sustainability of Canada’s At Home/Chez Soi Housing First (HF) programs for homeless persons with mental illness 2 years after the end of the demonstration phase of a large (more than 2000 participants enrolled), five-site, randomized controlled trial. Read more...


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Life goals and gender differences among chronically homeless individuals entering permanent supportive housing

This research seeks to understand goals and the gender differences in goals among men and women who are transitioning into permanent supportive housing. Results identified goal differences in education and general health between men and women that should be taken into account when service providers, policy makers, and advocates are addressing the needs of homeless women. Read more...


20.1.2017 Download

What drives the high health care costs of the homeless?

This research provides a significant economic argument for government intervention to break the cycle of homelessness as the findings reveal significant potential savings to effective interventions for homeless people with diagnosed mental health disorder and long-term rough sleeping. Read more...


20.1.2017 Download

What drives the high health care costs of the homeless?

Higher health care costs of homeless are associated with mental health disorder and long periods of rough sleeping. Read more...


11.1.2017 Download

A Randomized Trial Examining Housing First in Congregate and Scattered Site Formats

Two Housing First formats: scattered and congregete were examined Read more...


1.1.2017 Download

First examination of varying health outcomes of the chronically homeless according to Housing First configuration

Health-related outcomes of two Housing First configurations (scattered site versus congregated site) were compared Read more...


26.10.2016 Download

“Housing First” for Homeless Youth With Mental Illness

Housing First in homeless youth with mental illness improves housing stability relative to usual care. Read more...


20.10.2016 Download

Housing First and Social Integration: A Realistic Aim?

This paper reviews the available research evidence on the extent to which Housing First services are effective in promoting social integration. Existing evidence suggests Housing First is delivering varying results in respect of social integration. Read more...


1.10.2016

Housing First Programs can end Street Homelessness

Abstract: Evidence continues to pile up from the United States, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom and Australia that Housing First Programs can end homelessness for people who have been chronically homeless. These programs are not new to Australia. However, they have not been widely funded and where they do exist limited outreach capacity and a […] Read more...




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