As a social work scholar who is also a futurist, I’m interested in understanding how current trends will intersect to set the stage for current social problems and challenges.
Among the most alarming social problems of our time, is that of homelessness (or a preferred term “houselessness”).
Here’s a quick round up of some resources I found illuminating what thinkers, activists and concerned community members see ahead. This list is always under development.
International lens on the issue of homelessness – developed in Finland, this is a collection of essays (policies and practice) on the topic. Entitled Homelessness 2030: The Future of Homelessness. (2019)
The critical number that shows when housing breaks down (2019). Powerful mention in this piece that the UN predicts that by the year 2050, 68% of the world’s population will live in cities. This is an overview of how to get ahead of this issue with an eye toward the future.
New report predicting surge in elderly homeless by the year 2030 (2019)
Variety of reports on “resources” tab (and great website overall) discussing the UN’s stance on housing as a human right. (2019)