IGH Framework

The IGH Framework is the product of collaboration from researchers, policy experts and on-the-ground leaders in six continents. The Framework includes a common definition of homelessness: “lacking access to minimally adequate housing.” The Framework also describes the many housing situations that could fall into that definition. A country or city can choose which of these types of housing need they include in their local definition of homelessness. By allowing us to meaningfully discuss homelessness in a global context and laying the foundation for measurement, this Framework will help us understand where efforts to address homelessness are succeeding. This is the first step toward informed, focused and measurable action to ending homelessness.

To download the full research paper on the IGH Framework, including the conceptual model and strategies for using the Framework toward measurement, click here. To read the full Framework online in Habitat International, click here.


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