Exploring access to social housing for people who are currently or potentially homeless i.e. within, or at risk of being, within the ‘roofless’ and ‘houseless’ groups identified by ETHOS.
The research will only be concerned with ‘general needs’ social housing, i.e. housing that is designed as accommodation rather than as an purpose-built environment in which support services are delivered. It will not explore access to purpose built accom-modation based supported housing services, such as staircase model services, emergency accommodation or homeless hostels.
Relatively small scale project relying primarily on a questionnaire based survey of expert respondents in 13 selected member states.
National experts will be asked to provide a overview of social housing and homelessness in their societies, but the research will also make quite extensive use of vignettes.
Each vignette will present the expert respondents with an example of a household in a situation of current or potential homelessness and ask them to describe and comment upon the social housing options that are potentially available to that household.