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The Hub will produce a regular research digest on recent developments in Housing First. Articles and reports will be regularly added to the resource database.


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2.5.2018

Problems maintaining collaborative approaches with excluded populations in a randomised control trial: lessons learned implementing Housing First in France

In 2006, an ‘experimental squat’ was set up in an abandoned building in Marseille by a local collective combating homelessness. The squat was envisioned as an alternative to conventional health and social services for individuals experiencing long-term homelessness and severe psychiatric disorders. Based on the lessons learned from the squat, some then joined a larger coalition […] Read more...


24.4.2018

The homelessness monitor: England 2018

The homelessness monitor is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. It considers both the consequences of the post-2007 economic and housing market recession, and the subsequent recovery, and also the impact of policy changes. This seventh annual report updates our account of […] Read more...


23.4.2018

Macarena, 20 años viviendo en la calle

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23.4.2018

Young & Homeless 2018

This report of Homeless Link’s national study on youth homelessness outlines the findings from surveys with 188 homelessness services and local authorities across England and in-depth interviews with 25 young people who have experienced homelessness. The report explores the nature and causes of youth homelessness, the available support and best practice, and provides critical evidence […] Read more...


20.4.2018

Danger Zones and Stepping Stones: Phase Two A quantitative exploration of young people’s experience of temporary living

This second phase of Dangers Zones and Stepping Stones by Depaul UK presents the findings of a quantitative survey involving 712 young people aged from 16 to 25 who were receiving help from homelessness organisations. Read more: DANGER-ZONES-REPORT Read more...


17.4.2018 Download

Housing First Quality Recommendations – Finland

These quality recommendations were constructed by the Networking for Development Project in Finland. The aim is to highlight proven and successful ways of working in accordance with the Housing First principle, to complement and concretize legislation. Read more...


17.4.2018

The effects of housing stability on service use among homeless adults with mental illness in a randomized controlled trial of housing first

This study reveals that participants who achieved housing stability, across the two groups (Housing First and standard care), had decreased use of inpatient psychiatric hospitals and increased use of food banks. Within the Housing First group, participants who were unstably housed spent more time in prison over the study period of over 24 months. The […] Read more...


17.4.2018

Housing First – Pilotprojekt Begleitende Evaluierung der Umsetzung

Evaluation of the Neunerhaus Housing First Pilot Project. http://www.lrsocialresearch.at/files/HF_KURZFASSUNG__2015_LR_Evaluierung.pdf http://www.lrsocialresearch.at/files/HF_ENDBERICHT_2015_LR_Evaluierung.pdf Read more...


17.4.2018

Ein Jahr neunerhaus Housing First Pilotprojekt Wien September 2012 – September 2013

Study about the first year of the housing first project with some short theoretical articles about housing first (e.g. social work, housing policy, implementation) http://www.neunerhaus.at/fileadmin/user_upload/Fachpublikationen/2013/20131010_HF_1Jahresbericht_DRUCK_final.pdf Read more...


17.4.2018

Housing First Pilotbericht Wien (2015)

Report about the Neunerhaus pilot project: case studies, facts, etc. In German: http://www.neunerhaus.at/fileadmin/user_upload/Fachpublikationen/2015/Housing_First_Pilotbericht_2015_final.pdf In English: http://www.neunerhaus.at/fileadmin/user_upload/Fachpublikationen/2015/20150925_HousingFirst_Report_english.pdf Read more...


17.4.2018

Zwei Jahre neunerhaus Housing First Pilotprojekt Wien (2014)

Report about the first two years of the housing first project with some short articles (rental markets in Vienna, gender, care relationship) http://www.neunerhaus.at/fileadmin/user_upload/Fachpublikationen/2014/20141022_HousingFirst_2-Jahresbericht.pdf Read more...


17.4.2018

Neunerhaus: Gendersensible Soziale Arbeit im Kontext von Housing First (2014)

Policy paper on the attitude of Neunerhaus housing first towards gender http://www.neunerhaus.at/fileadmin/user_upload/Fachpublikationen/2014/20140602_Gendersensible_Soziale_Arbeit_im_Housing_First_Kontext.pdf Read more...


17.4.2018

„Housing First“ in Wien Internationale Diskurse, fachliche Standards und Herausforderungen der Implementierung

Study about the European discourse and how housing first can be implemented in Vienna http://www.neunerhaus.at/fileadmin/user_upload/Fachpublikationen/Housing_First_Diverses/Housing_First_final.pdf Read more...


17.4.2018

Housing First in Wien: Eigenständiges Wohnen und Selbstbestimmung

http://www.neunerhaus.at/fileadmin/user_upload/2017_Halbartschlager_Hammer_Housing_First_TuP.pdf Read more...


17.4.2018

A health and social cost too high

This report represents the first analysis of the consolidated Registry Week data across Australia. The data provides the largest and richest collection of information on people experiencing homelessness in Australian capital and regional cities outside the Census and the national administrative data for homelessness services, the Specialist Homelessness Services Collection. http://apo.org.au/system/files/140376/apo-nid140376-702456.pdf Read more...


10.4.2018

Can we fix Homelessness in Scotland? Aye we can.

Final report on identifying the best solutions for ending homelessness in Scotland. http://www.ghn.org.uk/shien/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2017/11/Aye_We_Can_Final_Report_2018-1.pdf Read more...


9.3.2018

Using Housing First in Integrated Homelessness Strategies – A Review of the Evidence

This report by Nicholas Pleace explores Housing First in relation to the evidence base on services designed to end homelessness among single people (i.e. lone adults) with support needs. The report is concerned with services for those single homeless people who require support as well as housing. The report also gives some attention to prevention and […] Read more...


3.1.2018

Social Network Decay as Potential Recovery from Homelessness: A Mixed Methods Study in Housing First Programming

This paper aims to describe and understand changes in social networks of residents living in a HF program. In this study researchers employed a longitudinal, convergent parallel mixed method design, collecting quantitative social network data through structured interviews (n = 13) and qualitative data through semi-structured interviews (n = 20). Results demonstrated a reduction in […] Read more...


22.12.2017

Housing solutions to youth homelessness based on a Human Rights Approach

Report of the study session organised by FEANTSA Youth in Cooperation with the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe http://www.feantsa.org/download/2017_feantsa-youth_final_report_study-session2247233005847378843.pdf Read more...


1.12.2017

A place to call home: study protocol for a longitudinal, mixed methods evaluation of two housing first adaptations in Sydney, Australia

The aim os this study was to determine whether two Housing First configurations (scattered site  versus congregated site ) are associated with different health-related outcomes. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-015-1700-y Read more...


28.11.2017

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. http://www.feantsa.org/download/strategy-review-15955901466425352997.pdf Read more...


22.11.2017

Housing First in the UK and Ireland

This publication  produced by the CIH Policy and Practice teams across the UK provides information about how Housing First is working across the UK and Ireland, highlights some of the challenges involved in developing Housing First and encourages discussion among housing practitioners. http://www.cih.org/resources/PDF/Scotland%20Policy%20Pdfs/Housing%20First/CIH0220-PDF-B_Housing%20First_RV_13112017%20FINAL.pdf Read more...


15.11.2017

Housing First Literature: Different Orientations and Political-Practical Arguments

This paper aims to map HF literature from 1990 to 2014 and it is based on 184 publications. The main criterion for including a publication in the database was that it takes as a starting point and/or comments on the original PHF model. The paper answers the following research questions: 1) what are the research types […] Read more...


15.11.2017

Findings from A Fidelity Assessment of a Housing First Programme in a Small Canadian City

This paper presents the findings of a second fidelity assessment of a Housing First programme in a small Canadian city. The evaluation included two components: a) a fidelity assessment by an external team of experts; and b) key informant interviews and focus groups with programme staff to identify contributors to programme areas of high fidelity […] Read more...


14.11.2017

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 […] Read more...


14.11.2017

Morbidity and mortality in homeless individuals, prisoners, sex workers, and individuals with substance use disorders in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This paper reviews morbidity and mortality data on four overlapping populations who experience considerable social exclusion: homeless populations, individuals with substance use disorders, sex workers, and imprisoned individuals. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)31869-X/fulltext Read more...


13.11.2017

Chronically Homeless People in Poland: Target Group of the ‘Housing First – Evidence based Advocacy’ Project

This paper by Julia Wygnańska introduces the methodology and results of three studies conducted under the ‘Housing First – Evidence based Advocacy’ project implemented between 2014 and 2016 in Poland (EEA Grant). The aim of the studies was to assess the presence, scale and basic characteristics of the predefined target group of people experiencing long-term homelessness […] Read more...




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