Housing First is a leading, evidence-based approach to help end homelessness, designed around eight core principles that form the foundation of all Housing First services, no matter who uses them. However, recognising that some people experiencing homelessness have specific needs, in some services, additional considerations are layered over the foundational principles to better adapt to the needs of these service users. Women are one such group of service users for whom Housing First services may need to consider specific adaptations.

Housing First & Women: Case Studies from across Europe


Co-developed with FEANTSA, this publication features
insights from:

La Morada Housing First, run by AIRES in Madrid, Spain

Basis Yorkshire in Leeds, UK

Jako Doma – Homelike in Prague, Czech Republic

Suur-Helsingin Valkonauha ry  in Helsinki, Finland

Standing Together Against Domestic Abuse and Solace Women’s Aid in Westminster, UK

For more information, please contact Dalma Fabian at dalma.fabian@feantsa.org

Read the full publication here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does women’s gender affect their experience of homelessness?

How does Housing First provide a safe environment for women at risk?

Why are support services especially important in Housing First for Women?

Why should standard Housing First services be adapted for women?

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