Research

In 2001 NAHS undertook an evaluation of the supportive housing offered at our complex at 350 Prideaux Street.  Our research looked at hospitalizations and use of crisis services by the tenants before and after they moved into the complex and also attempted to measure the tenants’ perceptions of their general well being. The report also provides an overview of the support services that NAHS provides as well as a description of our philosophy of operation. In 2006, a follow-up study was completed. Those findings are now available.

Download Evaluation 2001 Here
Download Evaluation 2006 Here

In 2010, in the same format as was used at our project at 350 Prideaux Street, NAHS undertook an evaluation of the supportive housing offered at our complex at 153 Wallace Street.

Download Evaluation 2010 Here

In August of 2009, NAHS opened a new complex for independent, low-income, single adults with no in-house supports. Most of the new tenants agreed to an interview using a similar research format to our other studies. We felt that it would be worthwhile to have data which would allow us to compare outcomes from the supported and non-supported projects. Look for the results in 2014.

Other housing research links:

BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Network
www.mhanet.ca

Centre for Addictions Research of BC
www.carbc.ca

Corporation for Supportive Housing
www.csh.org

Network Environments for Aboriginal Research BC
www.nearbc.ca

Social Planning and Research Council of BC
www.sparc.bc.ca

Women’s Health Research Network
www.whrn.ca