Agence nouvelle des solidarités actives (Ansa) is a French think-and-do tank in the field of poverty and social exclusion whose aim is to promote evidence-based approaches. We identify promising innovations, set up pilot tests and experiments, support the scale up of effective approaches and seek to share findings about effective innovations. We also support government and NGOs in placing the needs and viewpoints of service users at the heart of the policy process.
Ansa has worked on Housing First and housing-led approaches since 2010, through pilot projects, evaluation, and support for scale up. We have also advocated for this approach, publishing several reports and articles. Ansa’s focus is now on supporting local areas to implement Housing First and housing-led approaches at scale, through evaluation, advice, pilot projects and training. We hope that by providing training we can support public managers and frontline professionals to implement high-fidelity Housing First services.