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Housing & homelessness

See below for a selection of the latest books from Housing & homelessness category. Presented with a red border are the Housing & homelessness books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Housing & homelessness books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Reimagining Homelessness Rethinking Homelessness for Policy and Practice

Reimagining Homelessness Rethinking Homelessness for Policy and Practice

Author: Eoin (Trinity College Dublin) O'Sullivan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2020

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. The number of people experiencing homelessness is rising in the majority of advanced western economies. Responses to these rising numbers are variable but broadly include elements of congregate emergency accommodation, long-term supported accommodation, survivalist services and degrees of coercion. It is evident that these policies are failing. Using contemporary research, policy and practice examples, this book uses the Irish experience to argue that we need to urgently reimagine homelessness as a pattern of residential instability and economic precariousness regularly experienced by marginal households. Bringing to light stark evidence, it proves that current responses to homelessness only maintain or exacerbate this instability rather than arrest it and provides a robust evidence base to reimagine how we respond to homelessness.

Housing Need and the Need for Housing

Housing Need and the Need for Housing

Author: Richard Fordham, Stephen Finlay, Justin Gardener, Angus Macmillan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

First published in 1998, this book addresses a central issue in housing: that of 'need' and how to meet it. Need refers either to individual household circumstances or to the aggregate requirement for new (social and market) housing. The book develops a new policy mechanism to address the present fragmented policy situation. The mechanism now used to allocate finance and new social housing numbers is complex and ineffective in terms of meeting needs. The book's proposals are rooted in clear definitions of the key terms, especially that of housing need, which suffers from lack of any clear definition. The analysis is developed using a large database of survey information covering England and Wales. The proposed policy mechanism should be of great interest at a time when radical change to local government are being considered. The proposed mechanism would greatly increase value for money of public time and expenditure on (planning for) social housing.

Behavioural Science and Housing Decision Making A Case Study Approach

Behavioural Science and Housing Decision Making A Case Study Approach

Author: Helen (University of Cambridge, UK) Bao Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2020

This book takes a behavioural approach to examine six important housing questions: tenure decision, gentrification, place attachment, housing bubbles, housing wealth, and residential satisfaction. Using experimental and field data, the book demonstrates the effects of six behavioural biases and heuristics (i.e., anchoring and reference dependence, loss aversion, mental accounting, endowment effect, herd behaviours, and social comparison) on these housing decisions. The first part of the book introduces the questions and provides a behavioural science toolbox before the second part adopts a real-world case study approach. Real data sets and suggested answers are provided, and the cases come from the UK, USA, and China. Background information is given in each case to facilitate the understanding of the case data and question, as well as the discussions on the results. This book is ideal supplementary reading on a variety of courses such as housing studies, economics, real estate, research methods, and for students and academics who are interested in the application of behavioural science in housing decisions.

Behavioural Science and Housing Decision Making A Case Study Approach

Behavioural Science and Housing Decision Making A Case Study Approach

Author: Helen (University of Cambridge, UK) Bao Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2020

This book takes a behavioural approach to examine six important housing questions: tenure decision, gentrification, place attachment, housing bubbles, housing wealth, and residential satisfaction. Using experimental and field data, the book demonstrates the effects of six behavioural biases and heuristics (i.e., anchoring and reference dependence, loss aversion, mental accounting, endowment effect, herd behaviours, and social comparison) on these housing decisions. The first part of the book introduces the questions and provides a behavioural science toolbox before the second part adopts a real-world case study approach. Real data sets and suggested answers are provided, and the cases come from the UK, USA, and China. Background information is given in each case to facilitate the understanding of the case data and question, as well as the discussions on the results. This book is ideal supplementary reading on a variety of courses such as housing studies, economics, real estate, research methods, and for students and academics who are interested in the application of behavioural science in housing decisions.

Ending Homelessness Why We Haven't, How We Can

Ending Homelessness Why We Haven't, How We Can

Author: David L. DiLeo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/02/2020

Despite billions of government dollars spent in the attempt, we are no closer than we were three decades ago to solving the problem of homelessness. Why? And what can we do about it? Tackling these questions, the authors of Ending Homelessness explore the complicated and often dysfunctional relationship between efforts to address homelessness and the realities on the street.

Hobo Jungle A Homeless Community in Paradise

Hobo Jungle A Homeless Community in Paradise

Author: Wakin, Michelle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

For many decades and for many reasons, people who are homeless have chosen to live in camps or other makeshift settings, even when shelters are available. Is this an act of resistance? Of self-preservation? Or are they simply too addicted, too mentally ill, or too criminal to adapt to the rules and regulations of shelter life? To address these questions, Michele Wakin explores the evolution of unsheltered homelessness through an evocative portrait of a jungle encampment that has endured since the Great Depression in one of the most opulent cities on California's south coast.

Beside One's Self Homelessness Felt and Lived

Beside One's Self Homelessness Felt and Lived

Author: Catherine Robinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2020

What is it to feel homeless? How does it feel to be without the orienting geography of home? Going beyond homelessness as a housing issue, this book uniquely explores the embodied, emotional experiences of homelessness. In doing so, Robinson reveals much about existing gaps in service responses, in community perceptions, and in the ways in which homelessness most often becomes visible as a problem for policy makers. She argues that the emotional dimension of displacement must be central to contemporary practices of researching, understanding, writing, and responding to homelessness. She situates the issue of homelessness at the nexus of important, broader intellectual and methodological developments that take bodily and spatial experience as their starting point. Drawing on field research and interviews, Robinson details the lives of homeless individuals in Sydney, Australia. The moving narratives of these individuals bear witness to the key experiences of corporeal fragmentation, geographical detachment, and social alienation. At the book's core lies a call to legitimize scholarly work that focuses on emotions, particularly trauma, facilitating researchers and policy makers to explore new avenues for evaluating service delivery. Beside One's Self bridges the divide between research that has policy implications and research that makes theoretical contributions.

Ending Homelessness? The Contrasting Experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland

Ending Homelessness? The Contrasting Experiences of Denmark, Finland and Ireland

Homelessness is on the increase in most European states and remains at stubbornly high levels across developed nations. This is despite increased policy attention, economic provision and the implementation of strategies that have promised to stop homelessness in its tracks, rather than simply manage the crisis. Providing an in-depth exploration of the experiences of Ireland, Denmark and Finland in their various initiatives designed to end homelessness, this book presents an authoritative comparative account of policies and strategies that have worked, along with an exposition of those that have not. Making an invaluable and timely contribution to the current debate, it provides essential policy lessons for the multiple jurisdictions seeking to successfully bring homelessness to an end.

At Home on the Street People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture of Homelessness

At Home on the Street People, Poverty, and a Hidden Culture of Homelessness

Author: Jason Adam Wasserman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

In their compelling examination of what it means to be truly at home on the street, Jason Wasserman and Jeffrey Clair argue that programs and policies addressing homeless people too often serve only to alienate them. Wasserman and Clair delve into the complex realities of homelessness to paint a gripping picture of individuals - not cases or pathologies - living on the street and of their strategies for daily survival. By exploring the private spaces that those who are homeless create for themselves, as well as their prevailing social mores, the authors explain how well-intentioned policies and programs often only widen the gap between the indigent and mainstream society. The result is an unvarnished look at the culture of long-term homelessness and a fresh approach to reaching this resurgent population. In their compelling examination of what it means to be truly at home on the street, the authors argue that programs and policies designed to assist homeless people too often serve only to alienate them.

Beyond Housing Displacement conceptual and methodological issues

Beyond Housing Displacement conceptual and methodological issues

Author: Guy (Malmo University, Sweden) Baeten Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

This book presents an interdisciplinary take on housing displacement. It brings together researchers working in the fields of urban studies, housing, citizenship and migration studies to discuss exclusionary housing policies and governance practices at the urban scale. It demonstrates how housing displacement manifests itself in various ways that can, but do not have to, involve physical displacement. It explores the concepts of displacement pressure, un-homing, banishment and critically assesses our conceptual apparatus and methodologies at hand. It provides global perspectives, with case studies from the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, China, India, Sweden, Hungary. This book offers a timely and topical contribution on housing displacement in the aftermath of the foreclosure crises in the US, Spain, and other countries.