Home of Your Own

Housing First and ending homelessness in Finland

A handbook on Finland’s Housing First model for professionals in the field as well as policymakers. This book describes, as pragmatically as possible, the Finnish way of reducing homelessness, the special characteristics of the Finnish Housing First model, and its differences compared to the American Pathways Housing First model. For us, Housing First is a living and evolving model, an approach to doing work
on eliminating homelessness