18 Apr

Social Housing Allocation and Homelessness

                Pleace, N., Teller, N. and Quilgars, D. (2011) European Observatory of Homelessness. Comparative Studies on Homelessness (1)   This research provides an interesting insight into the different housing allocation mechanisms employed by social housing providers across the European Union. It is important to have a better and more factual understanding of […]

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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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13 Apr

Extent and Profile of Homelessness in European Member States: A Statistical Update

                Busch-Geertsema, V., Benjaminsen, L., Filipovič Hrast, M. and Pleace, N. European Observatory of Homelessness. FEANTSA Brussels (2014)   This edition of FEANTSA’s European Observatory on Homelessness Comparative Research Series concerns the important issue of data collection. Policymakers frequently justify the lack of progress in tackling homelessness on the absence of reliable […]

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31 Mar

ETHOS – European Typology of Homelessness and housing exclusion

FEANTSA developed a European Typology of Homelessness and housing exclusion (ETHOS) as a means of improving understanding and measurement of homelessness in Europe, and to provide a common “language” for transnational exchanges on homelessness. This typology was launched in 2005 and is used for different purposes – as a framework for debate, for data collection […]

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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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