Evaluation of a four-year national project
Project Homeless is a four-year national trial project carried out in seven municipalities and by four organisations. The project was completed at year-end 2004. The forerunner of the project can be read about in the White Paper, St. meld. nr. 50 (1998-99) the equalisation report in the chapter on homelessness (Utjamningsmeldinga i kapitlet om bostedsløshet). The initial instigating documentation for a national project plan was prepared in 2000 by the Norwegian Department of Health and Social Security (SOS, from October 2004 Ministry of Work and Social Securities (Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, ASD)). The project has been grounded in the Department of Health and Social Security, and the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development (KRD). The Norwegian State Housing Bank, which comes under KRD, has led the project. The Directorate for Health and Social Affairs (SHdir) was established in 2002, and since then, SHdir has participated in the central management of the project. The Norwegian Building Research Institute has evaluated the project from the beginning. This is the fifth and final report in this evaluation series.