What causes homelessness? How can homelessness be solved?
We’re taking a systems change approach to understand what’s causing the rising homelessness crisis. We’re making sense of existing data, highlight promising approaches, and connecting different areas of work to help tackle homelessness. Find out about this research.
We also helped the Evening Standard to evaluate the impact of their homelessness campaign. Get in touch if you’re looking to evaluate the work of your own campaigns.
Featured resources and commentary on housing and homelessness
Homelessness is a problem which has grown massively in the last decade. It is a complex issue that goes far beyond rough sleeping. Here we set homelessness in it's correct context, as a problem caused by systemic factors such as poverty, and suggest ways philanthropists can help.
NPC Senior Consultant Rachel Tait gives an overview of the findings of our recent report on the systems level causes-of and solutions-to the problem of homelessness.
Homelessness is a modern crisis. At NPC, we're interested in how philanthropy can help tackle it. We delved into 360Giving data to see which private trusts and foundations fund homelessness interventions, which organisations they’re funding, and what that funding looks like. Here's what we found.
With the government's rough sleeping strategy now out, Katie Boswell, NPC Deputy Head of Funders, sees it's strengths, it's weaknesses, and argues for a better way of thinking about homelessness.
For a new transatlantic series of blogs, Funders Together to End Homelessness, a national network of funders in the USA which supports effective solutions to homelessness are sharing the lessons they have learnt. In this piece they discuss the importance of public sector partnerships to the issue.
In a context of plummeting winter temperatures and rising numbers of people sleeping rough, the Homelessness Reduction Bill just passed its third reading in the Commons. The campaign for this reform was headed up by charities. Here Andrew Weston looks at what has gone right to get the bill this far.