Re-housing street-involved youth in Metro Vancouver

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2010
Keywords: 
Homeless youth
Street youth
Supportive housing
Aging out of care
Transitions
Social policy
Abstract: 

Homeless youth are a marginalized and vulnerable population facing high rates of violence, sexual exploitation, mental health issues, and substance misuse. Recent evidence suggests that homeless youth in Metro Vancouver have a distinct set of needs unmet by existing housing services and supports. Through key informant interviews, this study identifies three key factors preventing youth aged 16 to 18 from becoming stably housed: 1) diminished housing supply, 2) limited access, and 3) unstable transitions. Drawing on case studies of best practices in other jurisdictions and stakeholder interviews, the study presents four alternative policy options to improve street-involved youths' housing tenures in Vancouver. The study evaluates the options and provides recommendations for action for the government of British Columbia, including considerations to facilitate implementation.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
Rights: 
Copyright remains with the author. The author granted permission for the file to be printed and for the text to be copied and pasted.
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Supervisor(s): 
Jon Kesselman
Department: 
Master of Public Policy Program - Simon Fraser University
Thesis type: 
Project (M.P.P.)
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