• RESEARCH: Networking and housing advocacy in the homelessness sector: a path towards social sustainability? A study of the Housing First Europe Hub

    ABSTRACT « This paper investigates the potential of pro-Housing First advocacy conducted by international and inter-organisational homelessness coalitions to realise social sustainability ambitions in the homelessness sector. In particular, it...

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  • EVALUATION: Findings from the 50 LIVES 50 HOMES Program – Zero Project, Perth, Australia

    The 50 Lives 50 Homes program (50 Lives), which commenced in late-2015 and was the first Housing First program in Western Australia (WA). It was a collaborative program that...

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  • Peter-Jan Heylenbosch

    Since the beginning of my career as a social worker I loved working with people suffering homelesness. I started working in day shelter for homless people during my studies in 2010 untill 2013 combined with working in the crisis shelter and night shelter in the city of Ghent. In 2013 I started my job as […]

  • Housing First für Frauen / Housing First for Women

    The Sozialdienst katholischer Frauen e.V. Berlin is an independent local women’s organisation of Caritas. It dedicates itself to the support for women and families, to child support and the support of endangered people. Counselling services are being offered, as well as facilities for child and youth support and integration aid for people with disabilities. Our […]

    Melanie Schmit

    Melanie Schmit’s entire working life has been about people in need, among which the biggest part has been in the field of homelessness. She studied social work, then completed a bachelor’s degree  in health care management and a study around professional coaching and leadership. Currently she is focusing on education around public affairs. Melanie started […]

    Juha Kahila

    Juha has been working for 10 years in the field of homelessness. He started as a frontline support worker in 2010 for the Finnish Youth housing association services (NALPA). NALPA offers housing first in scattered housing for young people experiencing homelessness. After 3,5 years Juha became the Service manager and his responsibility was to develop […]

  • Housing First Evaluations in Brussels (in French)

    This review of the Housing First evaluations in Brussels sheds light on the details of how Housing First works in a complex local context.

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  • Housing, homelessness and mental health: towards systems change

    This research progresses the priority areas identified by the National Mental Health Commission (Commission) and provides evidence about the systemic issues and policy levers that need to be addressed...

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