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Observatory on Homelessness

We’re a global thought leader on homelessness prevention. We work in collaboration with our partners to conduct and mobilize research designed to have an impact on solutions to homelessness.

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A New Direction: A Framework for Homelessness Prevention

Preventing homelessness requires a significant conceptual and operational shift in how we respond to this problem. A New Direction laid the groundwork for this shift to be as seamless as possible.

Working Towards Ending Homelessness

Our homelessness prevention research agenda is guided by five intersecting themes co-created by researchers, community partners, policymakers, and people with lived experience of homelessness.

Shifting to Prevention and Early Intervention

Sustaining Successful Exits from Homelessness

Prevention and the Right to Housing

Integrated Structural and Systems Responses to Support Homelessness Prevention

Leveraging Data and Technology to Drive Policy and Practice

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