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

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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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

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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