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Study: New framework helps measure, define global homelessness

Ahead of World Homeless Day Oct. 10, researchers have released a new framework to help unite those addressing homelessness worldwide. The Institute of Global Homelessness at DePaul University developed categories to help policymakers, practitioners and researchers more accurately identify and measure this vulnerable population, using definitions that work across international borders.

Thought leaders in nearly 30 countries across six continents helped develop, test and improve the framework, including School of Social Policy & Practice professor Dennis Culhane, PhD.