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Nick Falvo

Director of Research & Data, Calgary Homeless Foundation. Economist. Research Associate, Carleton University Centre for Community Innovation. Tweets are my own.

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Homelessness in Yellowknife

9 days ago

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Here’s a ‘top 7’ summary of my recent book chapter on homelessness in Yellowknife: Responding to homelessness in Yellowknife: Pushing the ocean back with a spoon

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Homelessness among racialized persons

January 8, 2024

Chapter 7 of my open access textbook has just been released. This chapter focuses on homelessness experienced by racialized persons.

A ‘top 10’ summary of the chapter can be found here (in English):https://nickfalvo.ca/homelessness-among-racialized-persons/

A ‘top 10’ summary of the chapter in French can be found here:https://nickfalvo.ca/litinerance-chez-les-personnes-racialisees/

The full chapter can be found here (English only):https://nickfalvo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Falvo-Chapter-7-Racialized-Persons-2jan2024.pdf

All material related to the book is available here: https://nickfalvo.ca/book/

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Housing and homelessness study tour of London (UK)

November 1, 2023

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Registration is now open for a housing and homelessness study tour of London (UK) that I’m helping to organize. More information is available here: https://pheedloop.com/form/view/?id=FOR596K0XGYKSXE78

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Save the date: London (UK) in May 2024

September 17, 2023

I’m pleased to share a ‘save the date’ for study tour: London (UK) in May 2024.

Here’s the link: https://cihcanada.ca/calendar-by-month/calendar-by-list/

For this particular event, there will be two components: a housing tour for 2.5 days, and then a homelessness tour for 2.5 days. We expect some people will choose to register for both, while others will pick just one.

The registration fee for each component is expected to be CA$900 + applicable taxes.

Questions pertaining to registration and logistics should be directed to Mary Clarke: [email protected]

Questions pertaining to content should be directed to me at [email protected]

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Homelessness among Indigenous peoples

August 28, 2023

I’m writing an open access textbook on homelessness and have just released Chapter 6, which focuses on homelessness experienced by Indigenous peoples—especially in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

A ‘top 10’ overview of the chapter can be found here: https://nickfalvo.ca/homelessness-among-indigenous-peoples/

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Homelessness in New York City

July 17, 2023

I recently helped organize a homelessness study tour of New York City. Our group consisted of 30 Canadians from the non-profit sector, government, law enforcement and academia. We toured six sites over a three-day period.

Here’s my ‘top 10’ overview of the tour: https://nickfalvo.ca/ten-things-to-know-about-homelessness-in-new-york-city/

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Health and homelessness

May 22, 2023

I’m writing an open access textbook on homelessness, with a focus on high-income countries. Each chapter gets uploaded to my website as it is completed.

The latest chapter, on health, is now available.

A ‘top 10’ overview of the chapter can be found here:https://nickfalvo.ca/health-and-homelessness/

All information pertaining to the book can be found here:https://nickfalvo.ca/book/

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Ten things to know about the 2023-24 Alberta budget

March 7, 2023

On 28 February 2023, the Danielle Smith government tabled Alberta’s 2023-2024 budget. Projecting a $2.4 billion surplus for the coming fiscal year, the budget announced some spending increases; but many are effectively cuts when one accounts for both inflation and population growth.

Here are 10 things to know:

The budget itself contains projections pertaining to inflation and population change. In the upcoming fiscal year, the budget projects 3.3% inflation (using the Consumer Price Index) and a 2.9% population increase. When you add those figures together, you get 6.2%. That means any increase in nominal spending needs to be at least 6.2% in order to keep up with current spending.

Operating expenses in general will see an effective cut of 3.2%. For the

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Emergency facilities for people experiencing homelessness

February 4, 2023

I’m writing an open access textbook on homelessness. Chapter 4 has just been published.

A ‘top 10’ overview of the chapter can be found here:https://nickfalvo.ca/emergency-facilities/

The full chapter is available here:https://nickfalvo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Falvo-Chapter-4-Emergency-Facilities-30jan2023.pdf

And all material related to the book can be found here:https://nickfalvo.ca/book/

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The co-op difference: Comparing co-op and market rents in five Canadian cities

November 12, 2022

The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada has just released a study comparing rents in co-op housing units to rents of similar private-sector market units in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa for the period 2006–2021. I played a small role in writing the report.

A ‘top 10’ overview of the report can be found here: https://nickfalvo.ca/the-co-op-difference-comparing-co-op-and-market-rents-in-five-canadian-cities/

A French version of the ‘top 10’ overview can be found here: https://nickfalvo.ca/la-difference-cooperative–une-comparaison-de-lhabitation-cooperative-et-des-taux-du-marche-dans-cinq-villes-canadiennes/

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Rough sleeping and encampments

October 18, 2022

I’ve just released Chapter 3 of my open access e-textbook on homelessness. This chapter focuses on rough sleeping and encampments.

A summary of the chapter can be found here (in English): https://nickfalvo.ca/rough-sleeping-and-encampments/

A French version of the summary can be found here: https://nickfalvo.ca/dormir-a-la-dure-et-les-campements/

The full chapter can be found here: https://nickfalvo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Falvo-Chapter-3-Rough-sleeping-and-encampments-12oct2022.pdf

All material related to the e-book can be found here: https://nickfalvo.ca/book/

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Theory and homelessness

September 6, 2022

I’m writing an open access e-textbook on homelessness.

Chapter 2, focused on theory, has just been published.

The full chapter is available here: https://nickfalvo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Falvo-Chapter-2-Theory-and-homelessness-19aug2022.pdf

A ‘top 10’ overview of the chapter can be found here: https://nickfalvo.ca/theory-and-homelessness%ef%bf%bc/

A French version of the ‘top 10’ overview can be found here: https://nickfalvo.ca/theorie-et-itinerance/

All material related to the book is free of charge and available here: https://nickfalvo.ca/book/

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Homelessness 101

May 4, 2022

[unable to retrieve full-text content]I recently taught an eight-module Homelessness 101 workshop, and have since made all material available free of charge here: https://nickfalvo.ca/courses/

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Canada’s 2022 federal budget

April 19, 2022

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Canada’s 2022 federal budget had a very strong housing focus. I’ve written a ‘top 10’ overview of the budget here: https://nickfalvo.ca/canadas-2022-federal-budget-was-a-housing-budget/

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What causes homelessness?

April 11, 2022

I’m writing an open access e-textbook on homelessness. Each chapter will be uploaded to my website as it becomes available. I’ve just finished Chapter 1 titled “What causes homelessness?”

A ‘top 10’ overview of Chapter 1 is available here (in English): https://nickfalvo.ca/what-causes-homelessness/

An ‘top 10’ overview in French is available here: https://nickfalvo.ca/quest-ce-qui-cause-litinerance/

The full chapter is available here (English only): https://nickfalvo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Falvo-Chapter-1-What-causes-homelessness-4apr2022.pdf

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What can municipalities do about homelessness?

April 6, 2022

I recently contributed an essay to a paper series published by the University of Toronto’s Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance. The focus of my own essay is the role Canadian municipalities can play in addressing homelessness.

A ‘top 10’ overview of the essay can be found here (in English): https://nickfalvo.ca/what-can-municipalities-do-about-homelessness/

A ‘top 10’ overview of the essay can be found here (in French): https://nickfalvo.ca/que-peuvent-faire-les-municipalites-canadiennes-pour-contrer-litinerance/

The full essay can be downloaded here (English only): https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg/report/the-municipal-role-in-housing/

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Guest editorial: Homelessness in Canada

March 23, 2022

I’ve written the guest editorial for a special edition of the International Journal on Homelessness. The guest editorial provides a general overview of homelessness in Canada (and I believe it serves as a helpful stand-alone reading for practitioners, researchers, students and advocates).

My guest editorial can be found here (in English): https://ojs.lib.uwo.ca/index.php/ijoh/article/view/14810/11659

My guest editorial can be found here (in French): https://ojs.lib.uwo.ca/index.php/ijoh/article/view/14810/11660

The special edition of the journal can be found here: https://ojs.lib.uwo.ca/index.php/ijoh/issue/view/1370

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The 2022 Alberta budget

March 9, 2022

[unable to retrieve full-text content]I’ve written a ‘top 10’ overview of the recent Alberta budget. My overview can be found here: https://monitormag.ca/articles/ten-things-to-know-about-the-recent-alberta-budget

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The Minister of Housing’s Mandate Letter

January 10, 2022

On 16 December 2021, mandate letters for Canada’s federal ministers were made public. The letter for Canada’s Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion contains an important set of marching orders.

I break it down in this ‘top 10’ blog post: https://nickfalvo.ca/the-minister-of-housings-mandate-letter/

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COVID and Homelessness: Ten things to know

December 9, 2021

I was recently invited by the The Economics Society of Northern Alberta to speak at their 2022 Outlook Conference about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on homelessness.

Here’s an overview of my presentation: https://nickfalvo.ca/covid-and-homelessness-ten-things-to-know/

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More supportive housing for semi-independent seniors

November 12, 2021

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives asked me for a ‘big idea.’

I wrote about the need for more supportive housing for semi-independent seniors.

Here’s my submission: https://nickfalvo.ca/more-supportive-housing-for-semi-independent-seniors/

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A 13-city scan of homelessness planning

October 20, 2021

[unable to retrieve full-text content]I’ve just written a 13-city scan of homelessness planning across Canada. A summary of the report is available here: https://nickfalvo.ca/innovation-in-homelessness-system-planning-a-scan-of-13-canadian-cities/

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Innovative practices in homelessness

October 12, 2021

[unable to retrieve full-text content]I’m teaching a two-part training next month titled “Innovative Practices in Homelessness.” All information on the training is available here: https://mailchi.mp/3adbcfc2fcad/e-news-cih-canada-445734?e=856cbdaeac

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Green party’s housing platform

September 16, 2021

With Canadians headed to the polls next week, I’ve written a 650-word overview of the Green Party’s housing platform.

Here’s the link: https://nickfalvo.ca/ten-things-to-know-about-the-green-partys-housing-platform/
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant with a PhD in Public Policy. He has academic affiliation at both Carleton University and Case Western Reserve University, and is Section Editor of the Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale. You can check out his website here: https://nickfalvo.ca/.

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The bloc québécois’ housing platform

September 12, 2021

With Canadians heading to the polls in a federal election this month, I’ve written a 600-word overview of the Bloc Québécois’ housing platform.

It’s available here: https://nickfalvo.ca/ten-things-to-know-about-the-bloc-quebecois-housing-platform/
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant with a PhD in Public Policy. He has academic affiliation at both Carleton University and Case Western Reserve University, and is Section Editor of the Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale. You can check out his website here: https://nickfalvo.ca/.

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Liberal party’s housing platform

September 1, 2021

With a federal election taking place in Canada in fewer than three weeks, I’ve written a 950-word overview of the Liberal Party’s housing platform.

It’s available here: https://nickfalvo.ca/ten-things-to-know-about-the-liberal-partys-housing-platform/
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant with a PhD in Public Policy. He has academic affiliation at both Carleton University and Case Western Reserve University, and is Section Editor of the Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale. You can check out his website here: https://nickfalvo.ca/.

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the federal Conservatives’ housing platform

August 23, 2021

With a federal election taking place in Canada on September 20, I’ve written an 800-word overview of the Conservatives’ housing platform.

It’s available here: https://nickfalvo.ca/ten-things-to-know-about-the-federal-conservatives-housing-platform
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant with a PhD in Public Policy. He has academic affiliation at both Carleton University and Case Western Reserve University, and is Section Editor of the Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale. You can check out his website here: https://nickfalvo.ca/.

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the federal NDP’s housing platform

August 17, 2021

With a federal election taking place in Canada on September 20, the NDP has released its platform, which includes important housing-related measures.

I’ve written a ‘top 10’ overview of the housing components of the platform. My overview is available here: https://nickfalvo.ca/ten-things-to-know-about-the-federal-ndps-housing-platform/.
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant with a PhD in Public Policy. He has academic affiliation at both Carleton University and Case Western Reserve University, and is Section Editor of the Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale. You can check out his website here: https://nickfalvo.ca/.

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