Housing First: tackling homelessness for those in need

Housing First (HF) is an alternative homelessness intervention strategy, aimed at people with complex needs, particularly rough sleepers. It is not seen as a replacement for all homelessness services and strategies.

This paper provides an overview of the HF model and discusses available evidence on the model’s outcomes. Policy developments in England and the devolved administrations are also covered.

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House of Commons Library
United Kingdom