Online Resources - Homelessness

April 23, 2015
The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) works collaboratively with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to create a culturally-specific approach to Aboriginal (First Nations...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, aboriginal homelessness, Homelessness, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
July 7, 2014
An international comparison of responses to public space issues involving people experiencing homelessness shows that law enforcement responses are not the answer. The Churchill Report, "In the...
Keywords: enforcement, Homelessness, homelessness, public space, Reports and documents, International
February 26, 2014
Art from the Streets is a documentary which tells the story of a program for homeless people who are given the opportunity to produce art. The volunteer program established in Austin, Texas in 1991...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Homelessness, Multimedia, All of Canada, International, United States
February 11, 2014
The mission of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is to coordinate the federal response to homelessness and to create a national partnership at every level of government...
Keywords: Homelessness, General resources, Government information, United States
February 6, 2014
Homeless Man Speaks is a thoughtful and sometimes humourous blog of the short conversations that happen between a homeless man, Tony and his friend, Philip, in Toronto. Tony passed away in 2011.
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Ontario
February 5, 2014
The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a community-based program aimed at preventing and reducing homelessness by providing direct support and funding to 61 designated communities across...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing funding, Government information, All of Canada
February 5, 2014
Shelter Net BC is a network of groups who provide shelters for people in BC. Attached as well is a list of shelters available for women, men and youth in Vancouver (PDF).
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia, General resources
February 3, 2014
The following blogs have daily news stories on homelessness, social housing, the upcoming Olympics and other poverty-related issues in Vancouver and across BC. Check them out to find out what is...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, British Columbia
May 10, 2013
A blog written by a former writer, illustrator and graphic designer, now living rough in Vancouver. He blogs about binning, bicycles, computers, anime, his experience as a homeless person,...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, British Columbia
March 1, 2013
Blog for the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.
Keywords: Blogs, coalition, Homelessness, Housing, victoria, British Columbia
April 11, 2012
The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has been formed to create a national movement to end homelessness in Canada from the community up.
Keywords: Homelessness, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
November 2, 2011
The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network (NLHHN) is a group of community-based service providers, municipal, provincial and federal departments and agencies, and representatives...
Keywords: Homelessness, homelessness in Newfoundland, Housing, service providers, Campaigns and initiatives, Newfoundland, Organizations, Reports and documents, Research and education
October 17, 2011
From PeacockPoverty: PeacockPoverty is a collection of individuals with an experience of poverty who join together to share knowledge, strength, talent and wisdom with each other and our friends....
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Human Rights, Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, Unemployment, Welfare, General resources, Multimedia, All of Canada, International
June 15, 2011
Compared to the Canadian-born, immigrants are under-represented among Canada’s homeless population, when their decline in economic wellbeing is considered alongside their relative absence in homeless...
Keywords: hidden homelessness, Homelessness, Immigrants and Refugees, immigration, residential crowding, Reports and documents, All of Canada
June 15, 2011
This article compares heterosexual and sexual minority street-involved youth across a number of sociodemographic, risk and current mental health, victimization and delinquency measures with a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 15, 2011
In London, Ontario, discharges from psychiatric wards to shelters or NFA occurred 194 times per year. This discovery led to the creation of a pilot project that provided immediate access to a housing...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 15, 2011
Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness (10 Year Plan) was launched in 2007 by Calgary’s Committee to End Homelessness and in January of 2008, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) was chosen to...
Keywords: Alberta, Homelessness, Reports and documents
June 1, 2011
The National Homelessness Conference, Growing Home: Housing and Homelessness in Canada, the second national conference on homelessness, was held in Calgary, Alberta from February 18 to 20, 2009.
Keywords: Homelessness, General resources, All of Canada
June 1, 2011
City Life/Vida Urbana is a community organization in Boston that has organized against evictions and for community controlled housing. They have long struggled for community control of local...
Keywords: Boston, Children and Youth, Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Organizing, Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Women, Organizations, United States
June 1, 2011
Take Back the Land is an activist group out of Miami that asserts their right to the land in their communities and the use of public space for the public good- specifically, to house, feed and...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Miami, General resources, United States
June 1, 2011
Challenging the Commonplace is a blog by two social researchers with stories on a variety of issues including poverty and homelessness.
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Media, All of Canada
June 1, 2011
Edmonton Coalition On Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH) was created in 1980 to address housing and homelessness issues in Edmonton. Many community organizations and individuals are active participants...
Keywords: Alberta, Homelessness, Housing, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Megaphone is a magazine sold on the streets of Vancouver by homeless and low-income vendors. Vendors buy the paper for 50 cents and sell the magazine to customers by donation. All money from the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Media, British Columbia, General resources
June 1, 2011
Most often, because we don't see them on the street, they're out of sight and out of mind. Raising the Roof, Canada's national charity dedicated to preventing and reducing homelessness, has launched...
Keywords: Homelessness, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
June 1, 2011
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) is involved in a range of housing assistance services in Ohio, including homeless prevention, emergency shelters, transitional housing and...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ohio, Organizing, Organizations, United States
June 1, 2011
Street Health works to improve the health and well being of homeless and underhoused individuals in southeast Toronto by addressing the social determinants of health through programs, services,...
Keywords: Health, Homelessness, Organizing, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
This is an artists photoblog of homelessness in Toronto.
Keywords: Art and Culture, Blogs, Homelessness, Ontario
June 1, 2011
The website of Homelessness Action Week, organized in Metro Vancouver by the Regional Steering Community on Homelessness. The website has news, resources, and information on homelessness and how to...
Keywords: Homelessness, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Yukon
June 1, 2011
Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness is comprised of people from a variety of government bodies, social service agencies, faith communities and policing departments as well as concerned private...
Keywords: Burnaby, Government Policy, Homelessness, British Columbia, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Homeless People & Homelessness is an international website about homelessness with a homeless newsfeed that links to stories from 4,500+ news sources.
Keywords: Homelessness, Directories, General resources, International
June 1, 2011
The Carnegie Community Action Project website has a blog with news and information on housing, homelessness, and actions in the Downtown Eastside.
Keywords: Downtown Eastside, Homelessness, Housing, Organizing, British Columbia, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Victoria Street Newz is an alternative independent media site and street newsper out of Victoria that focuses on the root causes and effects of poverty, homelessness, and environmental degradation.
Keywords: Homelessness, Media, street newspaper, British Columbia, General resources
June 1, 2011
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) is a non-partisan, charitable organization operating in BC since 1966. SPARC BC focuses on social justice issues and works together with...
Keywords: Disability, Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia, Organizations
June 1, 2011
The Alliance to End Homelessness is a coalition of community stakeholders in Ottawa committed to working collaboratively to end homelessness by gaining and promoting a better understanding of...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Ontario
May 30, 2011
The Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco (COH) initiates program and policy changes that result in the creation of exits from poverty. The COH unites homeless people and service providers with...
Keywords: Homelessness, Organizing, San Francisco, social justice, Organizations, United States
May 30, 2011
Picture the Homeless Blog is a housing, homelessness & policy blog. Picture the Homeless is a grassroots organization, founded and led by homeless people. We are organizing for social justice...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, New York, Organizing, United States
May 30, 2011
Real Change is a street newspaper, an advocacy group, a Homeless Speakers Bureau, and literary program out of Seattle. They aim to build bridges among the poor, homeless and the greater community,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Media, Organizing, Panhandling, Seattle, Washington, General resources, United States
May 30, 2011
Poverty Olympics is a site put together by a group of concerned citizens and community groups who want the 2010 Winter Games’ legacy to be one of reducing, not increasing, poverty and homelessness. (...
Keywords: Homelessness, Organizing, Poorbashing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
May 30, 2011
Homeless Nation, a website created for and by homeless people in Canada, hosts blogs for people living in poverty. You can read other blogs or sign up and get your own blog.
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Media, United States
May 30, 2011
Squatter City Blog is a blog about squatters and squatter cities around the world written by a New York-based writer who spent two years living in squatter communities in four continents.
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Housing, squatters, International