• Näyttökuva 2022-5-25 kello 13.55.16

    The Action Plan for Preventing Homelessness in Finland 2016-2019: The Culmination of an Integrated Strategy to End Homelessness?

    The 2016-2019 Action Plan for Preventing Homelessness in Finland is the third stage of the implementation of an integrated homelessness strategy, which began in 2008. This review by Nicholas...

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  • Näyttökuva 2022-5-25 kello 13.55.16

    The Finnish Homelessness Strategy – An International Review

    This international review covers the whole of the Finnish programme to reduce long-term homelessness implemented during 2008–2011 and 2012–2015, Paavo I and Paavo II. The review looks into the programme...

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  • Näyttökuva 2022-5-25 kello 13.55.16

    Finland shows example in the fight against homelessness

    “Social housing is as much about ‘social’ as it is about housing and real estates”, says Juha Kaakinen, the CEO of the Y-Foundation.

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  • Näyttökuva 2022-5-25 kello 13.55.16

    Mortality and causes of death among homeless in Finland: a 10-year follow-up study

    This paper presents the results of a research examining the overall and cause-specific mortality among homeless men in Helsinki and the associations of social background and health service use...

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    Category: | Homelessness
  • Ted Talk – Juha Kaakinen – Housing First in Finland

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Juha Kaakinen describes the main features of the Housing First concept. He also tries...

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  • Y-Foundation

    Y-Foundation is a social housing provider and the fourth largest landlord in Finland. Its mission is to enhance social justice so that everyone can have a home. It was founded in 1985 as a response to a serious housing shortage in Finland. The organisation offers rental homes for people experiencing homelessness and those who are […]

  • Näyttökuva 2022-5-25 kello 13.55.16

    Want to end homelessness? How about converting every emergency hostel in Ireland into a home

    Description of Finnish approach to homelessness and how this could be applied to Ireland

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  • Näyttökuva 2022-5-25 kello 13.55.16

    Lessons from Finland: helping homeless people starts with giving them homes

    Juha Kaakinen, the chief executive of the Y-Foundation, wrote an article on The Guardian. Read it here

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