Design Resources for Homelessness is a knowledge resource that shares information about practical research, best practices and related content on the design of environments for persons that are homeless. It addresses emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing types, housing first projects, and also day centers, clinics, and service outreach facilities. It is a non-profit initiative funded by donations and grants. Its information is provided without charge.
This curated collection includes best practices case studies, reports on the needs of persons in crisis, and extensive bibliographies of evidence-based, practical information for use in architectural programming. It fills the need to connect the findings of relevant practical research to these ideas’ use within constructed environments. The result can be enhanced recovery for persons afflicted with the trauma of homelessness.
Design Resources for Homelessness provides information to diverse groups:
- Shelter-sponsoring non-profit organizations
- Policy-making bodies
- Building professionals engaged in the design and construction of environments for homeless persons including architects, interior designers and construction engineers
- Design researchers, educators and students interested in public service design, including the design of environments that serve homeless persons