Better evidence
for a world without homelessness

The Centre for Homelessness Impact exists to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness through better use of data and evidence.

Use our data and evidence tools

Our Evidence Tools for homelessness put evidence at people's fingertips, making the available evidence easier to use and highlighting where more and better evidence is needed. Our tools show what the evidence says about homelessness interventions and help you make smarter decisions about how to best serve those experiencing homelessness in the future.

How to use our tools
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What have we learnt so far?

We have worked with national and local governments, co-designing and investing in groundbreaking projects to help build a growing body of evidence. Find out more about what we have learnt so far about how to improve the lives of people affected by homelessness through better use of data and evidence.

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Test and Learn and Systems-Wide Evaluation

Learn more about our programme of trials and evaluations: testing ways to reduce homelessness and end rough sleeping, and mapping the homelessness and rough sleeping system.

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Latest News


June 28, 2024

Promoting Evidence-Based Reporting in Homelessness Coverage

Dr Ligia Teixeira blogs about how the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) is working with the Orwell Foundation to promote evidence-based reporting in the field of homelessness

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Orwell Prize

Compassion and understanding for people who experience homelessness

This is an extract from an essay, submitted for the Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness, in which Jeannette Ward draws on her professional background working with children within mental health services and as an adult therapist, and of her own childhood experiences of homelessness 

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Orwell Prize

What does being homeless really look like today?

In this entry for the Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness, Owen Larkowsky writes about his experiences being homeless and what needs to change

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