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National Shelter Policy

National Shelter Policy

In the winter of 2010 reports of homeless deaths on the streets of New Delhi moved the Supreme Court to mandate that cities construct at least 1 homeless shelter for 100 people in every jurisdiction with a population of 100,000 residents – an estimated incidence of 0.10 percent incidence of homelessness in urban India.

The shelters were ordered to be equipped with clean water, sanitation, livable conditions and provisions for securing identification and were later codified into the National Policy on the Urban Homeless, which finances the construction and maintenance of shelters throughout the country.

IHRN curates research, policy documents and analysis on the number and quality of shelters in cities to better understand the impact of the national policy on the lives of homeless people.

This Working Area topic was posted in Introduction to the India Homeless Resource Network,A Human Rights Approach to Housing and Homelessness in India: A Note on Recommendations by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing,Why Re-defining Homelessness and Responding to Census Data Should Inform Homeless Policy in India

Topics posted in National Shelter Policy:

Articles

SC asks govt to upload report on shelter for urban homeless

Author: Press Trust of India (PTI)

Research & Reports

How can we nuance our understanding of homelessness?

Author: Ashwin Parulkar

Title: How can we nuance our understanding of homelessness?

Publication: Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Publication Date: November 2016

Research & Reports

Framework for the Restoration of Persons in Institutions and Shelter Homes

Author: Koshish-Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Title: Framework for the Restoration of Persons in Institutions and Shelter Homes

Publication:  Koshish-Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Publication date:  June 2016

Research & Reports

Surviving in the Street: A Note on a Study of the Urban Homeless in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Author: Motilal Mahamallik

Title: Surviving in the Street: A Note on a Study of the Urban Homeless in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Publication:  Institute of Development Studies Jaipur Working Paper

Publication date:  April 2016

Research & Reports

Experiencing Homelessness: the Case of a Women's Shelter Near Jama Masjid, Delhi

Author: Kanchan Gandhi

Title: Experiencing Homelessness - the Case of a Women's Shelter Near Jama Masjid, Delhi

Publication: Localities

Publication Date: 2015 

citation: Gandhi, K. ‘Experiencing homelessness: a case of a women’s shelter near Jama Masjid, Delhi,’ Localities, KRI, Pusan

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Research & Reports

A Study on the Livelihoods of Homeless Men in Yamuna Pushta, New Delhi

Authors: Anhad Imaan, Ashwin Parulkar, Arohi Kapoor, Mayuri Chowdary, Punit Goyal, Manish Bansal, Ankita Dhakre, Sunil Kumar and Balgovind

Policy Analysis and Documents

Rajasthan Government Draft Policy on Urban Homelessness - June 2015

Author:  Government of Rajasthan, Local Self Government Department

Research & Reports

Mimicking family like attributes to enable a state of personal recovery for persons with mental illness in

Authors: Vandana Gopikumar, Kamala Easwaran, Mrinalini Ravi, Nirmal Jude and Joske Bunders

Research & Reports

Homelessness in Ahmedabad

Author: Amber Morley

Articles

Off the Mean Streets

Author: Ashwin Parulkar

Research & Reports

National Report on the Status of Shelters for the Urban Homeless

Authors: Sandeep Chachra and Harsh Mander

Title:  National Report on the Status of Shelters for the Urban Homeless

Publication: Supreme Court Commissioners Office

Publication Date: August 2014

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Research & Reports

Which Place for the Homeless in Delhi

Author: Veronique Dupont

Research & Reports

The Unsung CityMakers: A Study of the Homeless Residents of Delhi

Authors: Dhananjay Tingal, Vijay Pande and Shahana Chaudhry

Editors: Joseph Sebastian and Indu Prakash Singh

Editorial Assitantance: Nimret Bhinder and Kirti Mishra

Publication: Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS)

Publication Date: March 2012

Research & Reports

Delhi Homeless Shelter Plan: A Survey of the Homeless in Delhi

Author: Commissioners of the Supreme Court

Title: Delhi Homeless Shelter Plan

Publication: Supreme Court Commissioners Office

Publication Date: June 27, 2011

Authors’

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Articles

Barefoot: Homeless on a Winter Night

Author: Harsh Mander

Research & Reports

Delhi Homeless Survey

Authors: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Delhi Government

Research & Reports

Invisible City-Makers: An Action Research on Homelessness in Bangalore City 2010

Authors: Rajani S.S. and Sathyasree Goswami

Title: Invisible City-Makers: An Action Research on Homelessness in Bangalore City 2010

Publication: Bangalore Based NGOs

Publication Date: 2010

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Research & Reports

The Capital's Homeless

Author:  Aashray Adhikar Abhyiyan

Title: The Capital’s Homeless – A Preliminary Study

Publication: Aashray Adhikar Abhyian

Publication Date: 2001

Policy Analysis and Documents

Corporation of Chennai: Standard Operating Procesure for Institutionalising Basic Services for the Urban

Author: Corporation of Chennai

Title: Standard Operating Procedure for Institutionalising Basic Services for the Urban Homeless

Publication:  Corporation of Chennai

Publication Date: March 3, 2014

Policy Analysis and Documents

Shelters for theUrban Homeless: A Handbook for Administrators and Policyakers

Authors: Commissioners of the Supreme Court

Policy Analysis and Documents

Report of Recommendations to the National Urban Health Mission

Policy Analysis and Documents, Research and Reports

Authors:  Technical Resource Group for the National Urban Health Mission

Title:  Report and Recommendations of the Technical Resource Group For the National Urban Health Mission

Publication: National Urban Health Mission

Publication Date:  February 2014

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