Papers

The Homeless Hub Paper Series is a Canadian Observatory on Homelessness initiative to highlight the work of top Canadian researchers on homelessness. The goal of the Paper Series is to take homelessness research and relevant policy findings to new audiences. Reports in this Paper Series constitute secondary research, involving summary, collation and/or synthesis of existing research.

If you would like to contribute to the Paper Series, we invite you to contact us at: thehub@edu.yorku.ca


 

This report summarizes what we know about the cost of addressing homelessness by looking at key literature from Canada and the United States. What becomes clear is that the status quo is actually really expensive. It may seem counter intuitive to suggest that it is cheaper and more cost effective...
The purpose of this paper is to provide a summary of research on interventions that aim to end or reduce homelessness. Our specific goals were to gain an understanding of the different populations for whom interventions have been tested and the type of interventions evaluated, as well as to create...
Despite new federal and provincial government initiatives to assist with housing, in the last ten years the number of homeless persons continues to increase. With this increase a sizable number of sub-populations have emerged: families with children, people with mental illnesses, those with a...
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