Housing and homelessness

Our work on housing and homelessness spans a range of projects, from supporting the development of the evidence base for Housing First through to projects related to assisting people with disabilities to live independently in their own homes. Previous clients include Focus Ireland, Emmaus and St. Mungos. 

Children and young people
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Limerick Youth Housing Report

Just Economics was commissioned to evaluate the Limerick Youth Housing Project (LHYP), a homelessness intervention modelled on the Housing First approach developed in the US and Canada.

Who we work with

Client Logo The Scottish Government
Client Logo Itad
Client Logo British Telecoms
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Client Logo Microsoft
Client Logo Cabinet Office
Client Logo Living Streets
Client Logo Amnestry International
Client Logo University Of Maynooth
Client Logo Focus Ireland
Client Logo Womens Budget Group
Client Jamie Oliver Foundation
Client Logo Bookstart
Client Logo Football Foundation
Client Logo Cafod
Client Logo Iied
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Haringey Rough Sleeper's Programme

In 2017, Britain was in the grip of a housing and homelessness crisis and London boroughs such as Haringey experienced alarming increases in the numbers of people sleeping rough in the preceeding years. In response, Haringey Council, St. Mungo’s and Thames Reach began delivering a two-year programeme to improve outcomes for rough sleepers.  The HRSP was only one of several pots of funding aimed at tackling rough sleeping during this period, which (along with policy changes affecting rought sleepers) made attribution of outcomes to the programme challenging. Nonetheless, data show a 40% reduction in rough sleeping to November 2018, which was sustained over the following 12 months. despite significant implementation challenges, positive outcomes were reported from the HRSP workstreams. Recommendations focused on the need for better programme scoping and planning to preempt implementation challenges.