Guy Johnson

Women's Homelessness: International Evidence on Causes, Consequences, Coping and Policies

This paper reviews international evidence regarding women’s homelessness. It discusses different definitions of homelessness and how women are frequently part of the “hidden homeless” population and less a part of the unsheltered homeless population. It also considers the data that are used to enumerate and study homeless people.

Entries and Exits from Homelessness: A dynamic analysis of the relationship between structural conditions and individual characteristics

This report examines the relationship between structural factors, individual characteristics and homelessness. Our interest in the interaction of structural conditions and individual characteristics gives rise to two secondary research questions.

Housing First 'Down Under': Revolution, Realignment or Rhetoric?

The emergence of Housing First as an approach to ending chronic homelessness has gained widespread attention around the world.

Policy shift or program drift? Implementing Housing First in Australia

INTRODUCTION Providing secure, sustainable housing options for people experiencing chronic homelessness has posed an enduring challenge for policy-makers and practitioners alike. While Australian homelessness responses are largely crisis based, there are long standing debates about the best means of ending long-term homelessness altogether.

Pathways into adult homelessness

This article uses information from a large administrative database to outline five ideal typical pathways into adult homelessness. The pathways are called ‘housing crisis’, ‘family breakdown’, ‘substance abuse’, ‘mental health’ and ‘youth to adult’. Then we explain why people on some pathways remain homeless for longer than others.

Pathways into Adult Homelessness

This article has two aims. First, from all the diversity and complexity of homeless people’s lives, we identify five ideal typical pathways into adult homelessness, using a modified version of the analytical scheme proposed by Johnson (2006).

On the Move: A longitudinal study of pathways in and out of homelessness

This research asks: ‘Is there a connection between how people become homeless, how long they remain homeless and how they ‘get out’ of homelessness?’ A review of the literature identified two gaps directly relevant to the issue of movement in and out of homelessness. First, why people experience homelessness for different lengths of time when they face similar structural conditions.
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