Homelessness is an issue for many, if not all, countries. There are similarities in the populations of those who experience homelessness and also differences that reflect differences in economic, social, and legislative policies and practices in different countries.
Australia shares similarities and differences with other countries in regards to homelessness. Analysing programs and responses from other regions can raise questions about Australian responses and their appropriateness and effectiveness, and offer alternative approaches.
Follow the links below to find out more about International Initiatives on homelessness:
Calgary Homeless Foundation (Canada)
Homelessness Partnering Strategy (Canada)
The Homeless Hub (Canada)
Communities and Local Government (England)
Homeless Link (England)
Community Solutions (USA)
Homelessness: Fragmentation and Overlap in Programs Highlight the Need to Identify, Assess, and Reduce Inefficiences (USA)
Homelessness Strategy for Northern Ireland 2012-17 (Northern Ireland)
From here we would like to provide more information about International Initiatives on homelessness. Please freely suggest any new sites, organisations, programs, regions or countries to be added to this section. You can make a difference to homelessness awareness internationally by adding to the discussion and knowledge base by:
- Suggesting articles/websites to be added to these categories
- Suggesting useful documents to be uploaded onto the site to make them available to the sector
- Starting a Community of Practice (CoP). If you know a network of people who work on this issue you can start a CoP by using the support and tools available on this site.