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Finland sets new benchmark

 
April 20th 2017
 

A report from EU housing organisation Feantsa has shown that every European country is suffering from a homelessness crisis - except Finland.

Since 2008 Finland has run a 'Housing First' model that focuses on simply finding permanent homes for people as soon as they become homeless. This differs to many other countries, including the UK, which direct people to various services that are not always effective at helping everyone.

Juha Kaakinen of Finnish low-cost housing provider Y-Foundation told the Guardian: "Finland is the only country in Europe where the number of homeless people has declined in recent years."

 
 
 

April/May 2017

 

Contents

Rogue landlords

Dual diagnosis

Object Hunters

Benefit cut for the young

Glasgow street death

Christian kitchen made homeless... again

Universal Credit U-turn

Welfare Fund to fill gaps

Calls for 'help-to-rent' scheme

Cop case takes the biscuit

PSPOs still a threat

The Homeless Barbers

Cardiff homeless rates soar

New resource for job seekers

The Homeless Period

Finland sets new benchmark

U.S. budget trumps poor

Tiny houses: good or bad?

Peru floods

'Work-for-a-day' pilot project

'Safe Space' for Sydney

 

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