Table 1

Self reported setting and pathways into homelessness#

Type of housing (n = 115)

n

%

own house

75

65

stay with family, friends or other

27

23

prison

6

5

abroad

3

3

hospital

2

2

hostel

2

2

Type of tenant (n = 85)

housing association

45

53

private rent

27

32

subletting

10

12

other

3

4

Pathways, how last housing lost? (n = 109)

eviction

41

38

relationship problems (left or sent away)

38

35

after prison

6

6

other reasons

24

22

where last housing lost? (n = 117)

Amsterdam

95

81

rest of the Netherlands

16

14

abroad

6

5

whereabouts after loss of housing? (n = 114)

family or friends

42

37

rough sleeping

30

26

shelter for the homeless

25

22

squads and garage boxes

8

7

abroad

5

4

clinic

4

4

when homeless after loss of housing? (n = 98)

immediately

56

57

1 day – 1 week

8

8

1 week – 1 month

8

8

1–3 months

13

13

3–6 months

8

8

> 6 months

5

5

how long currently homeless? (n = 120)

< 1 month

11

9

1–3 months

11

9

3–6 months

42

35

6–12 months

30

25

12–18 months

16

13

18–24 months

10

8


# 120 recently homeless people in Amsterdam who lost their house for the first time between April 2002–April 2004.

van Laere et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:3   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-3

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