Resources & Research from Finland

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 Pleace provides a critical assessment of the Finnish preventative strategy and  considers some of the potential lessons for other European countries.


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 as a whole as well as its different aspects from the point of view of implementing the Housing First model in Finnish society. It also describes […]


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 with mortality.


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 to challenge the prevailing prejudices about homeless people.


The Governance of Inclusive Growth – An Overview of Country Initiatives

Achieving inclusive growth relates closely to how governments work and how policies are designed, implemented, delivered and evaluated. This publication presents an overview of country initiatives concerning inclusive growth in 39 OECD member and partner countries. It was prepared in the context of the OECD Public Governance Ministerial Meetings held in Helsinki, Finland, on 28 […]