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== References ==
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= Writings / work by the homeless =
  
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<br/> Invisible People&nbsp; (run by Mark Horvath)
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Homeless-run newspapers (street paper):<br/> &nbsp; &nbsp; StreetRoots, Portland; and 100+ other cities.&nbsp;
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see&nbsp;International Network of Street Papers
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== Doreen Traylor ==
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a resident of coastal Washington State, Doreen has a background in urban studies and housing, and lived experience with homelessness, offers writing/editing services (see&nbsp;[https://saltyoldgal.blogspot.com/p/about.html?amp=1 About page])&nbsp;and publishes about homelessness and related issues online in various places, including:&nbsp;
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*[http://genevievefiles.blogspot.com The Genevieve Files:] http://genevievefiles.blogspot.com
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*[https://sandiegohomelesssurvivalguide.blogspot.com/ San Diego Homeless Survival Guide]
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*[http://whathelpsthehomeless.blogspot.com/ What Helps The Homeless]
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*[https://streetlifesolutions.blogspot.com/ Street Life Solutions]
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*[https://www.pocketputer.com/ Pocket Puter]
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"Here's another blog by a homeless person (I have read only part of one page, no clue how good most of it is)<br/> https://nilskidoo.blackblogs.org/throwing-stones-at-the-mossbacks-gathered/."&nbsp; [page not loading when we tried it 11 Sept 2019].&nbsp;
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= References =
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== Articles/papers ==
  
 
*Baxter&nbsp;AJ,&nbsp;Tweed&nbsp;EJ,&nbsp;Katikireddi&nbsp;SV, et al [2019]. "Effects of Housing First approaches on health and well-being of adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials."&nbsp; J Epidemiol Community Health&nbsp;2019;73:379-387.<br/> DOI:&nbsp;[http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-210981 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-210981].&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*Baxter&nbsp;AJ,&nbsp;Tweed&nbsp;EJ,&nbsp;Katikireddi&nbsp;SV, et al [2019]. "Effects of Housing First approaches on health and well-being of adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials."&nbsp; J Epidemiol Community Health&nbsp;2019;73:379-387.<br/> DOI:&nbsp;[http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-210981 http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2018-210981].&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH). “[http://www.homelesshub.ca/homelessdefinition Canadian Definition of Homelessness.]” 2012, revised 2017.<br/> [http://www.homelesshub.ca/homelessdefinition http://www.homelesshub.ca/homelessdefinition].<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH). “[http://www.homelesshub.ca/homelessdefinition Canadian Definition of Homelessness.]” 2012, revised 2017.<br/> [http://www.homelesshub.ca/homelessdefinition http://www.homelesshub.ca/homelessdefinition].<br/> &nbsp;  
*Kertesz, Stefan G. Kertesz, M.D., Travis P. Baggett, M.D., M.P.H., James J. O’Connell, M.D., David S. Buck, M.D., M.P.H., and Margot B. Kushel, M.D. "[https://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1608326 Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless People — Reframing the Debate.]" New England Journal of Medicine&nbsp;2016; 375:[[[[[tel:2115-2117|2115-2117|||[1]]]]]]. (article).&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1608326 https://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1608326]. &nbsp;&nbsp;[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z0xLnrQdcyq6cRTSRSoe_M4gwIGJLbka/view?usp=drivesdk Full text].&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
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*Kertesz, Stefan G. Kertesz, M.D., Travis P. Baggett, M.D., M.P.H., James J. O’Connell, M.D., David S. Buck, M.D., M.P.H., and Margot B. Kushel, M.D. "[https://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1608326 Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless People — Reframing the Debate.]" New England Journal of Medicine&nbsp;2016; 375:[[[[[[[[[[tel:2115-2117|2115-2117||||||||[1]]]]]]]]]]]. (article).&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1608326 https://dx.doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1608326]. &nbsp;&nbsp;[https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z0xLnrQdcyq6cRTSRSoe_M4gwIGJLbka/view?usp=drivesdk Full text].&nbsp;<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*Seattle Weekly Editorial Board. “[http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/theres-lots-to-love-about-mike-obriens-rv-ordinance/ There’s Lots to Love About Mike O’Brien’s RV Ordinance.]” Seattle Weekly, 16 Aug 2017.&nbsp;[http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/theres-lots-to-love-about-mike-obriens-rv-ordinance/ http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/theres-lots-to-love-about-mike-obriens-rv-ordinance/].<br/> "The proposal forces a much needed conversation about those living in cars in Seattle."<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*Seattle Weekly Editorial Board. “[http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/theres-lots-to-love-about-mike-obriens-rv-ordinance/ There’s Lots to Love About Mike O’Brien’s RV Ordinance.]” Seattle Weekly, 16 Aug 2017.&nbsp;[http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/theres-lots-to-love-about-mike-obriens-rv-ordinance/ http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/theres-lots-to-love-about-mike-obriens-rv-ordinance/].<br/> "The proposal forces a much needed conversation about those living in cars in Seattle."<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*Sisson, Patrick. "[https://www.curbed.com/2017/12/22/16810524/portland-homeless-crowdfunding-real-estate Can real estate crowdfunding help the homelessness crisis?]" Curbed,&nbsp;22 Dec 2017.&nbsp;<br/> [https://www.curbed.com/2017/12/22/16810524/portland-homeless-crowdfunding-real-estate. https://www.curbed.com/2017/12/22/16810524/portland-homeless-crowdfunding-real-estate.&nbsp;]<br/> [on Jolene’s First Cousin project in Portland which offers a new, community-supported strategy to tackle homelessness].<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*Sisson, Patrick. "[https://www.curbed.com/2017/12/22/16810524/portland-homeless-crowdfunding-real-estate Can real estate crowdfunding help the homelessness crisis?]" Curbed,&nbsp;22 Dec 2017.&nbsp;<br/> [https://www.curbed.com/2017/12/22/16810524/portland-homeless-crowdfunding-real-estate. https://www.curbed.com/2017/12/22/16810524/portland-homeless-crowdfunding-real-estate.&nbsp;]<br/> [on Jolene’s First Cousin project in Portland which offers a new, community-supported strategy to tackle homelessness].<br/> &nbsp;  
  
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== Books ==
  
 
*Anderson, Nels.&nbsp;''The hobo; the sociology of the homeless man (1923).&nbsp;''[https://archive.org/stream/hobosociologyofh00ande/hobosociologyofh00ande_djvu.txt Full text at Internet Archive.&nbsp;]<br/> &nbsp;  
 
*Anderson, Nels.&nbsp;''The hobo; the sociology of the homeless man (1923).&nbsp;''[https://archive.org/stream/hobosociologyofh00ande/hobosociologyofh00ande_djvu.txt Full text at Internet Archive.&nbsp;]<br/> &nbsp;  
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**PART I HELPING PEOPLE LEAVE HOMELESSNESS&nbsp;  
 
**PART I HELPING PEOPLE LEAVE HOMELESSNESS&nbsp;  
 
***Chapter 2: "Service Models and Mental Health Problems: Cost-Effectiveness and Policy Relevance." by Robert Rosenheck. In Google Books:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=Gr5WAwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA17&dq= "Service+Models+and+Mental+Health+Problems"+Rosenheck&ots=ooHQocVLHw&sig=NIzTcKayhVoVZ0fvS4pDV8a1tVk#v=onepage&q="Service%20Models%20and%20Mental%20Health%20Problems"%20Rosenheck&f=false Google Books].&nbsp;  
 
***Chapter 2: "Service Models and Mental Health Problems: Cost-Effectiveness and Policy Relevance." by Robert Rosenheck. In Google Books:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=Gr5WAwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA17&dq= "Service+Models+and+Mental+Health+Problems"+Rosenheck&ots=ooHQocVLHw&sig=NIzTcKayhVoVZ0fvS4pDV8a1tVk#v=onepage&q="Service%20Models%20and%20Mental%20Health%20Problems"%20Rosenheck&f=false Google Books].&nbsp;  
***Chapter 3 "Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Promoting Recovery, and Reducing Costs." by Sam Tsemberis.&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://www.researchgate.net/publication/45532548_Housing_First_Ending_Homelessness_Promoting_Recovery_and_Reducing_Costs PDF].&nbsp;
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***Chapter 3 "Housing First: Ending Homelessness, Promoting Recovery, and Reducing Costs." by Sam Tsemberis.&nbsp;&nbsp;[https://www.researchgate.net/publication/45532548_Housing_First_Ending_Homelessness_Promoting_Recovery_and_Reducing_Costs PDF].  
  
  
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Revision as of 00:54, 12 September 2019

"Homelessness is the condition of people without a permanent dwelling, such as a house or apartment. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing.[1] The legal definition of homeless varies from country to country, or among different jurisdictions in the same country or region.[2] The term homelessmay also include people whose primary night-time residence is in a homeless shelter, a domestic violence shelter, long-term residence in a motel, a vehicle, squattingcardboard boxes, a tent citytarpaulinsshanty town structures made of discarded building materials or other ad hoc housing situations.  United States government homeless enumeration studies also include people who sleep in a public or private place not designed for use as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings."
-- Wikipedia: "Homelessness"

 

Housing First

from December, 2016 literature review and commentary [Kertesz et al 2016]: 

"Advocates for ending homelessness have increasingly turned to a financial argument, claiming that permanent supportive housing will deliver net cost savings to society." "We believe the cost-savings argument is problematic and that it would be better to reframe the discussion to focus primarily on the best way to meet this population’s needs." "Higher-quality randomized, controlled trials...haven’t demonstrated net cost savings." "Staking the future of Housing First on the expectation that it will save money could undermine efforts to deliver an effective intervention to the majority of the population it’s intended to serve."

 

[Baxter et al 2019]: 

"the data included in this review were exclusively from North America and the participants were all selected on the basis of complex health needs (such as mental illness, substance abuse or chronic physical illness) as per the principles of HF.16 17 This may limit the generalisability of our findings internationally, as well as to homeless people without complex health needs."

"Our systematic review found that HF resulted in large improvements in housing stability; with unclear short-term impact on health and well-being outcomes. For mental health, quality of life and substance use, no clear differences were seen when compared with TAU [Treatment As Usual].. HF participants showed a clear reduction in non-routine use of healthcare services, over TAU. This may be an indicator of improvements in health."

"Housing First approaches do not appear to consistently improve or harm health in the short-term, but long-term impacts are unknown." 

 

Writings / work by the homeless


Invisible People  (run by Mark Horvath)

Homeless-run newspapers (street paper):
    StreetRoots, Portland; and 100+ other cities. 

see International Network of Street Papers

Doreen Traylor

a resident of coastal Washington State, Doreen has a background in urban studies and housing, and lived experience with homelessness, offers writing/editing services (see About page) and publishes about homelessness and related issues online in various places, including: 

Note from Doreen:

"Here's another blog by a homeless person (I have read only part of one page, no clue how good most of it is)
https://nilskidoo.blackblogs.org/throwing-stones-at-the-mossbacks-gathered/."  [page not loading when we tried it 11 Sept 2019]. 

 

 


References

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    • PART II USING HOUSING POLICY TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS 


 

 

 

    • PART III MANAGING RISK
      • Chapter 7: Homelessness as Bad Luck: Implications for Research and Policy." by Brendan O'Flaherty
         


 

 

 

  • Feldman, Leonard C. Citizens without Shelter: Homelessness, Democracy, and Political Exclusion. (Cornell University Press, 2006).
     
  • Heben, Andrew. Tent City Urbanism: From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny House Villages (2012). 
     
  • Gowan, Teresa. Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco. (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). 
     
  • Hailey, Charlie. Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space. (MIT Press, 2009).
     
  • Hailey, Charlie . Campsite: Architectures of Duration and Place. 2008.
     
  • Hopper, Kim. Reckoning With Homelessness. (Cornell University Press, 2002).   
       
  • Katz. The Undeserving Poor (1st edition 1989). 
     
  • Kerouac, Jack. "The Hobo in America", in Lonesome Traveller
     
  • Kusmer, Kenneth L.. Down and Out, on the Road: The Homeless in American History. Oxford University Press, 2001.  
     
  • London, Jack. The Road (1903). 
     
  • O'Flaherty, Brendan. The Economics of Homelessness (Harvard University Press,1998).  [[Articles/papers_Canadian_Observatory_on_Homelessness_(COH)._“Canadian_Definition_of_Homelessness.”_2012,_revised_2017._http://www.homelesshub.ca/homelessdefinition.___Kertesz,_Stefan_G._Kertesz,_M.D.,_Travis_P._Baggett,_M.D.,_M.P.H.,_James_J._O’Connell,_M.D.,_David_S._Buck,_M.D.,_M.P.H.,_and_Margot_B._Kushel,_M.D._|Google Books]]. 
     
  • Okin, Robert L. Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street (2014). 
     
  • Piven, Francis, and Richard Cloward. Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare (1956).
     
  • Quigley, John M, Stephen Raphael, and Eugene Smolensky. "Homelessness in California." Public Policy Institute of California, 2001. http://www.ppic.org/publication/homelessness-in-california/. 
     
  • Rossi, Peter R. Down and Out in America. 1993.
     
  • Willse, Craig. The Value of Homelessness: Managing Surplus Life in the United States. (University of Minnesota Press, 2015).