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13 Apr

The Discourse of Consumer Choice in the Pathways Housing First Model

                Hansen Löfstrand, C. and Juhila, K. (2012) The Discourse of Consumer Choice in the Pathways Housing First Model European Journal of Homelessness 6(2)   This article focuses on the discourse of consumer choice produced in the Pathways Housing First (PHF) model manual. Relying on Foucauldian discourse analysis, the discourse […]

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30 Mar

Housing First: An Ecological Approach to Promoting Community Integration

Ornelas, J., Martins, P., Zilhão, M.T. and Duarte, T. (2014) in European Journal of Homelessness (8.1), 29-56   This article present the findings from an evaluation which examined the impacts of a Housing First program on participants’ community integration. Using an ecological approach, the programme Casas Primeiro provides individualised and scattered apartments in mainstream neighbourhoods to homeless people with severe […]

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25 Mar

Improving Health and Social Integration through Housing First. A Review

                Pleace, N. and Quilgars, D. (2013) DIHAL/ FEANTSA   Housing First services provide chronically homeless people with ordinary housing in the community without expecting them to be ‘housing ready’ as traditional staircase homelessness services usually do. Support is provided by mobile support workers and specialist teams delivering Intensive Case Management and/or Assertive Community […]

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25 Mar

Housing First: An Ecological Approach to Promoting Community Integration

  Ornelas, J., Martins, P., Zilhão,M.T. and Duarte, T. (2014) Housing First: An Ecological Approach to Promoting Community Integration European Journal of Homelessness (8.1)   This article present the findings from an evaluation which examined the impacts of a Housing First program on participants’ community integration. Using an ecological approach, the programme Casas Primeiro provides individualised and scattered apartments […]

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25 Mar

Housing First Europe: Local Evaluation Report Amsterdam

          Wewerinke, D., Al Shamma, S. and Wolf, J. (2013) Evaluation of discus housing first, the Netherlands, Netherlands Centre for Social Care Research “driven by knowledge, moved by people”, The Housing First Europe (HFE) project was a social experimentation project, funded by the Euro-pean Commission, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, under […]

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25 Mar

Policy Review Up-date: Results from the Housing First-based Danish Homelessness Strategy

  Benjaminsen, L. (2013). Policy Review Up-date: Results from the Housing First-based Danish Homelessness Strategy. European Journal of Homelessness, 7 (2)   The Danish Homelessness Strategy is the only European example of a large-scale Housing First programme, involving more than a thousand participants. The Strategy is characterized by a close partnership between the local municipalities and the national […]

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25 Mar

The Costs of Homelessness in Europe. An Assessment of the Current Evidence Base

    Pleace, N.; Baptista, I..; Benjaminsen, L. and Busch-Geertsema, V.. (2013) Brussels: FEANTSA   Experts in thirteen EU member states were asked to complete a questionnaire focused on how well the costs associated with homelessness were understood in their country. The experts were also requested to summarise any relevant research, including on-going work. The countries included were Austria, […]

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25 Mar

The Costs of Homelessness : A Perspective from the United States

Culhane, D.P. (2008) The Cost of Homelessness: A Perspective from the United States European Journal of Homelessness 2.1   This paper discusses how researchers and others have analyzed the services histories of persons who have experienced homelessness, as well as their imputed costs. This research has been used both to make visible the ways in which the clients […]

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25 Mar

The Role of Hostels and Temporary Accommodation

Sahlin, I. and Busch-Geertsema, V (2005)   The provision of hostel accommodation for those who are homeless has a long history. Despite the fact that their functions and consequences are often questioned, hostels remain a basic element in the provision of services for those who are homeless in all European countries. The aim of this […]

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25 Mar

The Case for Housing First in the European Union: A Critical Evaluation of Concerns about Effectiveness

Pleace, N. and Bretherton, J. (2013) in Journal of Homelessness, 7(2)   Housing First is now central to strategic responses to homelessness across much of the North of the European Union and is also being piloted in other member states. Concerns exist that a lack of ‘fidelity’, i.e. model drift away from the original New York Pathways to Housing […]

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15 Mar

Final Report Housing First Europe

Busch-Geertsema, V. (2013) Housing First Europe: Final Report   The Housing First Europe (HFE) project was a social experimentation project, funded by the Euro-pean Commission, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, under the PROGRESS programme from August 2011 to July 2013. HFE’s aims included the evaluation of, and mutual learning between, local projects in […]

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