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2012 City of Vancouver Homeless Count and 2011 Metro Vancouver Homeless Count
The purpose of the Homeless Count is to produce an updated estimate of homeless people in streets and shelters, a demographic profile of this population, and identify trends in relation to previous counts.

Pathways Out of Homelessness
This seeks to identify the success factors that enabled formerly homeless people to maintain their housing.

At Home/Chez Soi
In 2008, the Government of Canada allocated $110 million to the MHCC to undertake a research demonstration project on mental health and homelessness. The result? At Home/Chez Soi, a four-year project in five cities that aimed to provide practical, meaningful support to Canadians experiencing homelessness and mental health problems

Home Street Home: Preventing Youth Homelessness in Vancouver
This is the first known study to directly ask youth for their thoughts on how to prevent the first incidence of homelessness, and the results provides policy makers with opportunities for targeted interventions to address youth homelessness in Vancouver.

Affordable Housing Solutions
Housing reporters Jackie Wong and David P. Ball investigate affordable housing issues and solutions for Greater Vancouver and B.C., home to four of the six most unaffordable cities in Canada. Reporting includes breaking news coverage and longer investigative series that explore and illuminate the connections between housing, health, and community.

Homeless Voices, 2010
The purpose of this report is to present the perspectives of people who have experienced homelessness within the past two years so that decision makers can respond more effectively.

Vision BC’s Mental Health and Addictions Journal — Housing and Homelessness
This is a national, award-winning journal that provides a forum for the voices of people living with a mental disorder or substance use problem, their family and friends, and service providers in BC. This issue links housing with mental health and features articles on homelessness and its relation to health.

Housing and Support for Adults with Severe Addictions and/or Mental Illness in British Columbia — Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA) at Simon Fraser University
This report looks at the disproportionately high number of homeless and inadequately housed adults who have severe addictions and/or mental illness in BC. CARMHA has provided up-to-date information with regard to the scope of the problem, recommended solutions to homelessness among this population, and gives associated costs of implementing these solutions.


For the most up to date, leading edge research in Canada on homelessness, visit the Homeless Hub, an initiative of the Canadian Homelessness Research Network and the world’s largest repository of homelessness research.

The State of Homelessness in Canada 2013
The first ever report card on homlessness in Canada. This report examines what we know about homelessness, the historical, social and economic context in which it has emerged, demographic features of the problem, and potential solutions. .

Youth Homlessness in Canada: Implications for Policy and Practice
This report aims to fill a gap in the information available on this important issue by providing an easily accessible collection of the best Canadian research and policy analysis in the field.

Housing First: Where is the Evidence?
In the last ten years a radical transformation has occurred in the attitudes and practices guiding emergency and long-term housing for homeless people, including priority being placed on housing without treatment expectations (also known as housing first). 

Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness
Calgary's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness is an innovative plan designed to shift our focus from managing or coping with homelessness, to a community-wide effort to end it.


Furman Center Policy Brief — The Impact of Supportive Housing on Surrounding Neighborhoods: Evidence from New York City
This policy brief is a summary of the Furman Center’s research on the effects supportive housing has on the values of surrounding properties.