How to eradicate homelessness: telephone survey is happening now!

The research unit from Aix-Marseille University is responsible for the European survey on the public’s opinion about homelessness and the willingness to fund for social innovation to reduce homelessness. This telephone survey will be carried out in eight European countries: Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Poland, and Sweden, and has already started in France. They [...]

May 17th, 2017|HOME_EU, Homelessness|

Looking for evidences of extreme inequality and foundations of Housing First in Poland

The research team from the Opole University (Poland) aims to contribute towards the advancement of a European theory of justice through an extreme example of social inequality, long-term homelessness, together with partners from the other European countries. We also work on understanding how the European Union may increase the capacity to reverse inequalities and promote [...]

May 4th, 2017|HOME_EU, Homelessness, Housing First|

Portuguese National Strategy for the Integration of Homeless People

The Assembly of the Republic in Portugal on the 18th April 2017 held a Public Hearing at the X Commission to present the Evaluation Report on the National Strategy for the Integration of Homeless People (ENIPSA 2009-2015); and to prepare the new cycle for the National Strategy for the Integration of Homeless People (ENIPSSA 2017-2023). José [...]

April 21st, 2017|HOME_EU, Homelessness, Housing First, News|

85 percent of homeless persons in France keep their home after two years

The outputs and results of Housing First France (“Un chez-soi d’abord”) were presented last April 6 in a workshop held in the French Ministry of Health in Paris, by the Inter-ministerial delegation for accommodation and access to housing (Dihal). The HOME_EU French team of the Aix-Marseille University participated in the evaluation of Housing First in [...]

April 17th, 2017|HOME_EU, Homelessness, Housing First, News|

Portugal should end homelessness by 2023

On April the 4th of 2017, the Portuguese Republic President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, hosted a meeting with Portuguese NGO’s, and also with the HOME_EU Principal Investigator, José Ornelas from ISPA - Instituto Universitário invited as an expert. The President declared in the aftermath press conference that Portugal should end homelessness by 2023 to put [...]

April 6th, 2017|HOME_EU, Homelessness|

Participation in the I World Congress on Dual Disorders

Professor and HOME_EU principal investigator José Ornelas, members from RAIS Fundación like Roberto Bernad, and Pascale Estechandy from DIHAL (France) participated in the First World Congress on Dual Disorders of the World Association on Dual Disorders in Madrid, making visible the impact of mental disorders in homeless persons through Housing First. The Congress took place [...]

April 4th, 2017|Global Agenda, HOME_EU, Homelessness, Housing First|

Homelessness is the lack of affordable housing

What we know from repeated observations in diverse contexts is that the bottom-line cause of homelessness is lack of access to affordable housing; however, this finding is rarely given priority in social policies or service delivery. HOME_EU will examine how the experiences of homeless services users (both current and past; both Housing First and Treatment [...]

March 20th, 2017|HOME_EU, Homelessness|

Right to Housing is in the United Nations agenda

Addressing homelessness as one of the topics of the urban world agenda makes United Nations as a key factor to push local governments to take measures tending to Housing First policies. The Conference of United Nations on housing and urban sustainable development, Habitat III, which took place in Quito, Ecuador, from October 17 to October [...]

March 10th, 2017|Global Agenda, Homelessness, Urban|