The Debates about Housing First in Europe

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As we have argued in the European Journal of Homelessness and as others have elsewhere, adherence to the core philosophy appears to be at the heart of successful use of Housing First, i.e. enabling choice, providing intensive open-endedsupport, following harm reduction and not making housing conditional on complying with a service or treatment plan. Yet while the detail of service delivery may be secondary to following the core philosophy, this does not mean that variations in service deliveryare not important, and we still do not know enough about what forms of Housing First might be the most effective in different contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
VolumeAutumn 2014
Specialist publicationHomelessness in Europe
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014


  • Housing First
  • Homelessness

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