Our team has just published the results of a comprehensive review of research on homelessness among older people between 1978 and 2014. In this paper we review ‘what is currently known’ in the field, including the estimated prevalence of homelessness among older people in Canada, pathways into homeless in late life, and differences that exist according to ‘race’, class, gender, ability, health status, and geography. We identify gaps and suggest a policy and practice relevant research agenda on homelessness among older people.

Grenier, A., Barken, R., Sussman, T., Rothwell, D., Bourgeois-Guérin, V., Lavoie, J-P. (2016). A literature review of homelessness and aging: Suggestions for a policy and practice-relevant research agenda. Canadian Journal on Aging, 35 (1), 1-14.

For a short description and access to the paper see: https://growkudos.com/publications/10.1017%252Fs0714980815000616

For a snapshot of this paper please see http://snaps.mcmaster.ca/project/more-research-and action-necessary-combat-homelessness-among-older-people-canada