Measuring homelessness

a review of recent research by Daniel Bentley

Publisher: Institute of Urban Studies in Winnipeg

Written in English
Published: Pages: 89 Downloads: 949
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Subjects:

  • Homeless persons -- Canada -- Abstracts.,
  • Homeless persons -- United States -- Abstracts.,
  • Homelessness -- Research.,
  • Homelessness -- Canada -- Abstracts.,
  • Homelessness -- United States -- Abstracts.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementDaniel Bentley.
SeriesBibliographica -- 7, Bibliographica (University of Winnipeg. Institute of Urban Studies) -- 7
ContributionsUniversity of Winnipeg. Institute of Urban Studies.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 89 p. ;
Number of Pages89
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17189965M
ISBN 101896023320
OCLC/WorldCa32742029

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There are many reasons to use measurement in homelessness work, for example determining the scope of the problem, understanding progress, and using data to make better decisions and set strategy. While attempts at enumeration of homeless people are often controversial, the production of reliable estimates is a critical.

consumers are homeless or at risk of homelessness, it is not a requirement for assistance. Measuring outcomes of HOPWA-funded activities, including those targeting homeless households, is discussed in Chapter 7. Continuums of Care All grantees that use ESG, CDBG, HOME, or HOPWA funds to provide housing and/or services to.

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As I wrote above, people experiencing hidden homelessness can be staying with others, in hotels/hostels, or other unstable forms of housing. Measuring hidden homelessness requires coming with the right questions (and a solid data measurement tool) to accurately identify people as experiencing hidden homelessness.

reliably measure service and programme outcomes (Homeless Link, ). One tool that has gained a considerable amount of exposure is the Homelessness Outcomes Star (HOS), which is designed to “both support and measure change when working with [homeless] people” (MacKeith,p.2).

Despite the rapid. Discover librarian-selected research resources on Homelessness from the Questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more.

Home» Browse» Criminal Justice» Social and Psychological Aspects of Crime» Economic Issues» Homelessness. homeless, however this defined. Measuring homeless populations The headcount of people defined as homeless remains the commonest approach to measurement.

These use a variety of definitions of homelessness, though mostly concentrate on recording rough sleepers. Definitions of. Measuring Homelessness How many homeless people are there.

The issue of the quantitative extent of homelessness is often controversial and hotly debated at local, regional and national levels. STILL A FAMILY is a timely picture book that shares what some folks deem a "difficult" topic" for children – homelessness.

Yet, the book is upbeat and honest. Brenda sprinkles facts and dispels myths about the homeless in this sweet story of a young girl and her parents who navigate the hard truth of being apart, yet s:   Many authors present in-depth insights on all aspects of homelessness, from one woman’s personal account of homelessness to general perspectives.

The first part observes changes and trends in the homeless population over the last three decades. In determining and measuring homelessness, it is more effective to apply a differentiated approach, Borders" (Gutov, ) and the book "Homelessness: Is there a way out" (Kovalenko, ).

Homelessness, the homeless, and integrated social services Although international comparisons of homelessness require cautious interpretation, OECD-wide evidence suggests that up to 8 in 1 working-age adults have no stable accommodation at any one time, and around 8 to 10% of families, on average, have difficulty meeting their housing costs.

Book: xii, 89 p., digital file. Homelessness has been an issue of acute concern for a long time. The topic has stimulated research initiatives in different disciplines for the past couple of decades.

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32). Complexity issues are amplified when we turn our analytic lenses on definitions of youth homelessness. To begin with, as Whitbeck and Hoyt () conclude, “defining homelessness among young people is even.

Chronic Homelessness: Background, Research, and Outcomes Congressional Research Service 1 Introduction For more than a decade, Congress and the federal government have focused on ending homelessness among the chronically homeless population, a group characterized by extended.

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Introduction. Homelessness has long been recognised as a global phenomenon, affecting poorer populations in both the developed and developing worlds (Springer,UN Habitat, ).However, research and practice interventions on homelessness have tended to proceed down parallel paths in the Global South and Global North, involving discrete networks of key players.

Notice: This is only a preliminary collection of relevant material The data and research currently presented here is a preliminary collection or relevant material. We will further develop our work on this topic in the future (to cover it in the same detail as for example our entry on World Population Growth).

If you have expertise in this area and would like to contribute, apply here to join. why homelessness is a housing problem at its very core, and they also help to explain just what kind of housing problemhomeless-ness is. Mental illness It is often argued that homelessness is mainly a mental health problem, one caused in substantial measure by inadequate dis-charge planning during the process of deinstitutionalization and by.

Book: All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ellen Hombs. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: And Solutions: -Introduction --Defining and measuring homelessness: a new debate --Increasing resources. California made homelessness worse by making perfect housing the enemy of good housing, by liberalizing drug laws, and by opposing mandatory.

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PY - /11/ Y1 - /11/   He dove into New York City’s fractured social services system and worked to alleviate some of the extreme vulnerabilities among LGBT homeless youths, who make up.

Second, the Framework lays the foundation for measuring and assessing the dimensions of global homelessness. Even where countries now measure homelessness, each measurement may include different information.

The Framework allows countries to measure and meaningfully compare certain types of homelessness, even if overall definitions vary.InThe Fraser Institute published Poverty in Canada. That book argued that measuring poverty in a “relative” sense was really an attempt to redefine poverty as inequality.

Poverty is generally understood to mean real deprivation and a “lack” of the basic necessities of life.Because of a lack of reliable statistics, it is impossible to measure homelessness with great accuracy.

The United Nations (UN) has estimated that million people worldwide do not have a permanent place to live. In the United States, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issues a report on homelessness each year.