Housing & Homelessness Research and Planning

Housing First Overview - May 7, 2014 (PDF, 1.04 MB)
Provides a comprehensive overview of Housing First and explores the elements that are necessary for effective local implementation adhering to the guidelines and expectations communicated by the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). This presentation also outlines the Housing First Fidelity Scale, presents local Performance Targets, and shares additional links to resources.

Housing First Overview - Question & Answer Summary (PDF, 127 KB)
A summary of questions and responses discussed at the May 7, 2014 Housing First Information Session hosted by the City of Hamilton, Homelessness Programs (Housing Services Division) at McMaster Innovation Park.

Homelessness Prevention Overview - June 18, 2014 (PDF, 305 KB)
This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of expectations on homelessness prevention in the City of Hamilton.

Homelessness Prevention Overview - Question & Answer Summary (PDF. 64 KB)
A summary of questions and responses discussed at the June 18, 2014 Homelessness Prevention Information Session hosted by the City of Hamilton, Homelessness Programs (Housing Services Division) at Dundurn Castle - Coach House.

Homelessness Prevention Research Brief (PDF, 368 KB)
A summary of the research completed on homelessness prevention as part of Phase 3 of the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative Review.

2013 Day Services Evaluation Final Report - August 2013 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
The City of Hamilton's Housing Services Division has completed an evaluation of day services for people in Hamilton who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This is the Final Report.

2013 Day Services Evaluation - City of Hamilton's Position Paper (PDF, 205 KB)
The City of Hamilton's Housing Services Division has completed an evaluation of day services for people in Hamilton who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. This document is a summary of the City's approach in advancing the findings of the review.

Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative Review: Emergency Shelters and Domiciliary Hostels Programs - A Summary of the Full Analysis Report (PDF, 253 KB)
The Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative Review Report includes analysis and recommendations for the two main service areas: Emergency Shelters and Domiciliary Hostels. The results of the analysis sets the foundation for additional work particularly on the emerging planning for homelessness prevention. 

System Change: Service User Perspectives On the Homelessness Service System - July 2010 (PDF, 235 KB)
This report summarizes service user feedback to be included as part of two key planning initiatives: The Blueprint for Emergency Shelter Services and The Consolidated Homelessness and Prevention Program (CHPP) Review.

Contact Information

Housing Services 
350 King Street East, Unit 110 (First Place)
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Y3
Email: housing@hamilton.ca