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Volker Busch-Geertsema
Substantial progress has been made at EU level on defining homelessness. The European Typology on Homelessness and Housing Exclusion (ETHOS) is widely accepted in almost all European countries (and beyond) as a useful conceptual framework and almost...
Increasingly, organizations are being asked by funders and stakeholders to “prove their successes” using formal evaluation methods and data. This information helps ensure that programs are effective and that the donor dollar is being used wisely and...
Success in Trade for Trades is measured a bit differently compared to many other homeless/at-risk youth programs, which are purely focused on measuring a youth’s progress. Instead, outcomes are examined in three major areas: Number of youth...
In Canada, and elsewhere, there is a growing recognition that youth homelessness is a distinct and pressing issue; an issue that every community faces. Over the last few years, we have seen an increased and deliberate effort to implement tailored...
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
This report provides the following information: A detailed description of the methodology used to prepare the indicators; updates to the definitions, limitations and sources for the selected indicators of absolute and relative homelessness, based on...
Tom Albanese
Learning Objectives Participants will review and understand: Performance measures identified in HEARTH, including the performance criteria for “high performing communities” Which programs impact each measure and how to use the HMIS data to calculate...
Bill Edgar, Matt Harrison, Peter Watson, Volker Busch-Geertsema
The research and evidence presented in this report aims to identify current methodologies and practices in different European countries that measure the extent and nature of homelessness. The research was undertaken in the context of the EU social...
Volker Busch-Geertsemaa, Dennis Culhane, Suzanne Fitzpatrick
There is no globally agreed definition of homelessness. Even within countries, the topic can be contentious. At the same time, we know we can’t measure and solve a problem we can’t define, so in 2015 IGH made developing shared language on...
This toolkit provides an overview of performance measurement 101, including how to design a system and build it from scratch, using data to manage or change a homeless system, and understanding and implementing system-level performance measurement...
Michael Ornstein, Hongmei Cai, Carolina Gajardo, Alakananda Brahma, Jennifer Ramsay, Sandeep Kumar Agrawal, David J. Hulchanski, Evadne Macedo, Bernard Kleina
Do landlords prefer to rent to couples over single parents? What if the single parent has a Caribbean accent? Do they prefer to rent to people in low paying employment over individuals receiving the same amount from social assistance? Do they avoid...
Research and Corporate Planning Department
Sanford Apartments is a supportive housing project for adults who are homeless or atrisk of homelessness and require support to maintain their housing. The building, which opened in July 2012, has 62 self-contained studio apartments. Supports are...
Alvin S. Mares, Robert A. Rosenheck
This study examined the various living arrangements among formerly homeless adults with mental illness 12 months after they entered case management.
Malcolm Williams
Homeless people constitute a rare and elusive population, but additionally counting the numbers homeless is made more difficult as a result of the absence of agreed definitions, across time and place, of what constitutes homelessness. This paper...
Hamilton, like many Canadian cities, faces a range of serious social issues which interact to create homelessness. This indicators report notes key factors impacting homelessness in Hamilton. Local information on factors contributing to homelessness...
George Quinn
Summary of research on the relationship between work factors, occupational stress and health in the homelessness sector. Finds that burnout amongst homelessness workers in Northern Ireland has reached extreme levels. Recommends effective staff...