The Pathway to a Permanent home

Evaluation of the national strategy to prevent and counteract homelessness 2005-2007. NIBR Report: 2008:15

A homelessness prevention and alleviation strategy was in place between 2005 and 2007. Five ministries were involved: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (now Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion), Ministry of Children and Family Affairs (now Ministry of Children and Equality), Ministry of Health and Care Services, Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. Implementing the strategy were front line agencies, mainly the Norwegian State Housing Bank working in close collaboration with the Directorate for Health and Social Affairs (now Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organisation - NAV). The strategy’s five performance targets were:

  • Reduce the number of eviction petitions by 50 per cent and evictions by 30 per cent
  • No one should be required to stay at an emergency shelter on release from prison
  • No one should be required to stay at an emergency shelter on discharge from an institution
  • No one should be offered an emergency shelter place without a quality agreement
  • No one should be required to reside for more than three months in temporary accommodation
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The Pathway to a Permanent home
Evaluation of the national strategy to prevent and counteract homelessness 2005-2007

Evelyn Dyb, Marit Kristine Helgesen and Katja Johannessen

Summary

The whole report (norwegian)