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Homeless Hub Newsletter - March 16, 2017
2016 progress report on ending homelessness in Ottawa

2016 progress report on ending homelessness in Ottawa

The Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa

The report includes Ottawa’s Ten-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan (2014-2023), which outlines a number of commitments and targets to achieve by 2024. By focusing on an increase in affordable housing options and on ensuring people get the support they need, the Plan envisions fewer emergency shelter stays overall – and stays of 30 days or less (an end to chronic homelessness) - by 2024. 

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voting and homelessness

Blog: What are the barriers to voting that the homeless population face?

Ambar Aleman

One of the issues discussed in the Community Workspace is the discrimination experienced by the homeless population, leaving many to retract or feel uncomfortable in public spaces. As one of the users put it: “Who wants to go vote when you have your stomach in knots?”
 

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Blog: Can Art Make a Difference? Mobilizing the Arts to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness

New Directions: Policy Capacity Mechanisms to Support Innovation in the Canadian Public Sector

Malumir R. Logan

This study seeks to identify a shortlist of key mechanisms of policy capacity that can support Canadian public sector organizations to deliver policy and program innovation and excellence in an increasingly complex context. A mixed-methods approach is used in this applied research study to analyze three Canadian public sector case studies’ adoption of innovative initiatives.

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The 2015 National Canadian Homeless Youth Survey: Mental Health and Addiction Findings

The 2015 National Canadian Homeless Youth Survey: Mental Health and Addiction Findings

Sean A. Kidd; Stephen Gaetz; Bill O’Grady
The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

This study was designed to provide a representative description of the mental health of youth accessing homelessness services in Canada. It is the most extensive survey in this area to date and is intended to inform the development of mental health and addiction service and policy for this marginalized population.
 

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Hungry and Homeless in College: Results from a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education

Hungry and Homeless in College: Results from a National Study of Basic Needs Insecurity in Higher Education

Wisconsin HOPE Lab

This report presents findings from the largest survey ever conducted of basic needs insecurity among college students. In 2015, the Wisconsin HOPE Lab published the research report Hungry to Learn, a study based on a survey of approximately 4,000 students at ten community colleges in seven states. This study includes more than 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states. 

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Ending Homelessness: What the research says it will take

Ending Homelessness: What the research says it will take

Urban Institute

The homeless population is diverse, and multiple, interacting structural and individual factors may lead to homelessness. Rigorous research suggests that access to affordable housing is key to reducing homelessness and improving individual and family well being, and simply providing services without housing will not be effective. 

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Assessing the faith-based response to homelessness in America: Findings from Eleven Cities

Assessing the Faith-Based Response to Homelessness in America: Findings from Eleven Cities

Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion

As of 2015, one in six Americans lives in poverty. The report was undertaken to provide an initial, credible estimate of the impact, socially and economically, of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in eleven cities across the country in responding to homelessness. The primary findings for the report focus on measuring the impact on homelessness by means of the percentage of emergency shelter beds provided through FBO homeless ministries.

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Women’s homelessness: International Evidence on Causes, Consequences, Coping and Policies

Guy Johnson; David C. Ribar; Anna Zhu
Melbourne Institute Working Paper

This paper reviews international evidence regarding women’s homelessness. It discusses different definitions of homelessness and how women are frequently part of the “hidden homeless” population and less a part of the unsheltered homeless population. It also considers the data that are used to enumerate and study homeless people.

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