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Impact Evaluation of the Provision of Social Housing on the Use of Social Services by Homeless People in the Czech Republic

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Department of Social Work, University of Ostrava, 709 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Institute for Research and Applications of Fuzzy Modeling, University of Ostrava, 709 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Sustainability 2020, 12(23), 10184; https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310184
Received: 1 November 2020 / Revised: 3 December 2020 / Accepted: 4 December 2020 / Published: 6 December 2020
The Czech Republic has recently experienced a growing number of homeless people, which leads to the need to evaluate the impact of social housing on the living conditions of its users. At present, there is no existing law on social housing in the Czech Republic and the agenda of assistance to the homeless is thus carried out mainly by social services. For these reasons, the paper intends to evaluate the impact of social housing on the homeless in the Czech Republic in a specific area of the use of social services. Based on a quantitative research survey of 147 social housing dwellers after moving in and after 12 months, the impact of social housing on the use of social services was determined, which was put into context with the trend of using social work services in social housing. Research results show that the provision of social housing leads to an overall decrease of the social work utilization and (possible) increase in client self-sufficiency, which can result in strong economic impacts of social housing in the form of savings on social work provision. View Full-Text
Keywords: social housing; impact evaluation; social services social housing; impact evaluation; social services
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Glumbikova, K.; Rusnok, P.; Mikulec, M. Impact Evaluation of the Provision of Social Housing on the Use of Social Services by Homeless People in the Czech Republic. Sustainability 2020, 12, 10184. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310184

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Glumbikova K, Rusnok P, Mikulec M. Impact Evaluation of the Provision of Social Housing on the Use of Social Services by Homeless People in the Czech Republic. Sustainability. 2020; 12(23):10184. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310184

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Glumbikova, Katerina, Pavel Rusnok, and Marek Mikulec. 2020. "Impact Evaluation of the Provision of Social Housing on the Use of Social Services by Homeless People in the Czech Republic" Sustainability 12, no. 23: 10184. https://doi.org/10.3390/su122310184

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