• More courage is needed to upscale Housing First worldwide – Juha Kahila

    “International statistics on homelessness are grim. What is needed now is more courage to try different housing solutions and the ability to think outside the box.” – Juha Kahila...

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  • “Housing First – one or many?” by Juha Kaakinen

    Since 2008, the Housing First principle has been the cornerstone of Finnish strategy and policy to end homelessness. In Finland, Housing First is first and foremost a systemic model,...

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    Category: Blog| BlogHousing First
  • Learning from Youth with Lived Experience to Realize Homelessness Prevention in Schools: Learnings from Tio’tiá:ke/Montréal

    While schools can be a powerful site of homelessness prevention, they are also a potential site of harm for many young people, particularly youth with disabilities and mental health...

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  • PRESS RELEASE: Systemic change needed to end homelessness in Europe for good

    (Photo: Raquel Sánchez Jiménez – Minister of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda of Spain, speaking on day 1 of the conference) PRESS RELEASE – Madrid, 29th March 2022  Housing...

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    Category: Blog| Systemic Change
  • Understanding the ‘How’ in Housing First: Part 2 – What sets Housing First frontline workers apart?

    Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about just how important the frontline worker (FLW) role is when it comes to successful delivery of Housing First. More specifically, what are...

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  • Näyttökuva 2022-5-25 kello 13.55.16

    Introducing the Helsinki Challenge

    Calling on European cities & metropolitan areas to follow Helsinki’s example and reduce homelessness Throughout all major cities in Europe, the number of homeless people has risen dramatically over the...

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  • Join our online Introduction to Housing First on Thursday, 21st October

    Registrations are now open for the training module ‘An Introduction to Housing First’ organised by the Hub! The training will take place online on October 21, 2021 from 15:00...

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  • Announcing our new HF4Y Community of Practice!

    The Housing First Europe Hub is trying to establish a Housing First for Youth Community of Practice! This would allow professionals and front line staff to have a space...

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  • Understanding the ‘How’ in Housing First: Part 1 – The importance of a relation-based approach – Melanie Schmit

    After more than a decade of working to help people experiencing homelessness in the Netherlands, I’ve been thinking about what sets Housing First apart from an experience perspective. Aside...

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