Together with our Partners, the Hub offers tools and information resources which are freely available to anyone trying to make the case for Housing First.
One of our first projects was a feasibility study on how a major city can scale up Housing First as its first approach to tackling homelessness. More recently, in October 2019, we published the report from a comparative study of Housing First across 19 different European countries. Find out more below.
Please contact Samara.Jones@feantsa.org if you have any questions.
This overview of the development of Housing First in 19 countries in Europe was designed to take a snapshot of how quickly Housing First is being adopted, the extent to which it is present in local, regional, and national strategies and homelessness programmes, as well as to provide a broad overview of fidelity to the model and the scale of service provision.
Comparative research drew on a standardised questionnaire to homelessness experts and specialists in Housing First in 19 countries. In several instances, the respondents held senior positions in Housing First programmes, including at national level. The countries were Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
The report attempts to capture developments up to the end of 2018 and, to some extent, look forward to commitments entered into at that time.
2017 Housing First Feasibility Study for the Liverpool City Region
In cooperation with Hub partner Crisis, and support from other Hub partners (Homeless Link (UK), Turning Point Scotland, Focus Ireland, Husbanken, etc., the Hub conducted a feasibility study on how to move beyond the pilot project phase and make Housing First the mainstream response to homelessness in Liverpool.
The preliminary findings of this study were presented at the FEANTSA policy conference in Gdansk, Poland on 19 May 2017. The full report was published in Liverpool in July 2017.