International lessons on tackling extreme housing exclusion

Gina Netto, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Filip Sosenko and Harry Smith
4th Dec 2015

This study uses lessons from eleven countries to identify solutions to the problem of extreme housing exclusion (homelessness, severe overcrowding, very poor or insecure housing).

The research:

  • reviews international literature relating to the drivers of extreme housing exclusion and approaches to addressing the phenomenon;
  • identifies and analyses innovative approaches to tackling the problem based on empirical evidence, including how and why they work; and
  • assesses the transferability of the approaches to the UK, and what would need to change in order for them to work.
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