Causes of homelessness amongst ethnic minority populations: Research

Author: Gervais, Dr MC; Rehman, H

Publisher: Homelessness and Housing Support Directorate, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

Publication date: January 2005

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This study examines the causes of statutory homelessness amongst ethnic minority households. Combining a literature review with the results of interviews with homeless ethnic minority households and a variety of local authority and charitable homeless organisations, the report highlights factors such as pregnancy, Housing types and issues, Overcrowding and family disputes as causes of homelessness.