Housing first in social housing – support for making it work – 16.6.2017

This session will feature four presentations about successful Housing First initiatives in social housing sectors across Europe. Starting us off will be Finland, a world leader in the reduction of homelessness using the Housing First methodology. Next, we will look at two cities: in Lyon, France, local authorities are working closely with social housing providers to plan and implement Housing First programmes; and in Liverpool, UK, where the Housing First Europe Hub, working with the UK charity, Crisis, has undertaken a study on how to scale up Housing First across major cities. Finally, we will look at how Housing First has been adopted in The Netherlands in partnership with social housing providers.