Neoreaction and Housing First: A Review Essay

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This review of two short American papers that are highly critical of Housing First and one British report that is, on the surface, highly supportive of the idea, will adopt a slightly unorthodox approach. The reason for this is that providing an accurate review of some of this material necessitates harsher criticism than is usual, even allowing for this piece appearing in the pages of an academic journal. I think it necessary to ground this criticism by explaining what my experience and perspective is, making it clear that, while an active advocate of Housing First, I would never present it as without limits and flaws and because before looking at these publications, it is useful to briefly review the state of the evidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-288
Number of pages20
JournalEuropean Journal of Homelessness
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2021


  • Housing First
  • Homelessness

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