HomeNEWSGENERALHousing First: changing the way we tackle homelessness December 6, 2017 GENERAL Finland is one of the few countries in our world that has a declining homeless rate. In 2007 the government commissioned research to be done on the effectiveness of their homeless policies. It was concluded that the policy was not working, a new way to combat homelessness had to be developed. Since that time Finland has experienced decreasing numbers of homeless people living in the streets of Finland, this is down to the Finish 2008 policy of Housing First. Juha Kaakinen, CEO of the Y-Foundation which oversees the Housing First project spoke to iCov to tell us more. We discover just how the Finish model has been successful in ridding Finland of Homelessness. Luke Ambrose Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.