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A new systems perspective to ending homelessness

This report by Demos Helsinki examines how Housing First holds great potential to enable systems change in homelessness. Grounding the analysis in systems thinking, the work has engaged decision-makers, advocates, experts and practitioners of HF through interviews and workshops in search of meaningful ways to ensure the proven success of Housing First can be central to achieving the overall goal of ending homelessness.  

Download the report here.

A new systems perspective to ending homelessness through Housing First – policy & practice guide

This paper complements the Demos Helsinki framework paper and is designed to share exciting developments and inspire change. Based on interviews with advocates and policy makers across 16 countries, the examples presented in the report bring to life the challenges and opportunities that Housing First can provide and has been delivering so far. Being well aware that we are far from achieving the goal, this report is designed to inspire, encourage continual learning, and drive the change that is needed to end homelessness across Europe. 

Download the policy & practice guide here.

Introduction to Housing First

Designed for people who are learning about Housing First for the first time, this short digital guide offers an overview of the core principles and features of Housing First, together with frequently asked questions and answers.

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Introduction to Housing First for Youth (HF4Y)

Designed for people who are learning about Housing First for Youth (HF4Y) for the first time, this short introductory guide offers an overview of the key elements of HF4Y and why it’s important, together with frequently asked questions and answers.

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Welcome to the Housing First Europe Hub

The Hub is a network of organisations, public authorities and foundations working to scale up Housing First in Europe. The Hub organizes training on Housing First, conducts and publishes research, and produces tools for practitioners and policy makers to understand, explain and deliver Housing First.

The resources on this website are available to everyone. More information about our training, research and other programmes will be made available over the next months. Click on the links to find out more about the Hub Partners, as well as about Housing First in your country or city.

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Resources for Housing First Practitioners and other Support Service Providers

Different countries are at different stages of experiencing the effects of COVID-19 and people experiencing homelessness are an especially at-risk group due to the complex health needs and social challenges that they are faced with every day. Sharing of knowledge and expertise from the sector across borders and between policymakers, service providers and support workers is especially crucial to help manage this crisis and ensure continuity of much-needed support services to some of the most vulnerable members of our communities.

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Read the report from the first ever Europe-wide study of Housing First

Compiling data from 19 countries, evidence from the 2019 study shows that the Housing First model is effective, but needs more political support to increase its impact across Europe.

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Housing First Europe Hub’s Research Digest

Every four months, the Hub’s Research Work Cluster digests a selection of three to five papers on Housing First for you to showcase new and relevant research on HF in Europe and elsewhere – with a critical eye, of course!

Each edition of the Research Digest is curated by a HF Hub member, therefore presenting personal research interests and views of HF experts across Europe.

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Housing First Guide Europe

The Guide is a resource about Housing First in Europe. It has been designed to explain Housing First and how it actually works.


The Hub was established by the Y-Foundation (Finland) and FEANTSA (European Federation of National Organisations Working with Homeless People), along with more than 15 partners in July 2016.

Click on the Partners to learn more about their work on Housing First.

Advisors to the Hub: Stephen Gaetz, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, York University, Toronto, Canada
Sam Tsemberis, Pathways to Housing, New York, USA
Melanie Redman, A Way Home, Canada