Planetizen: Research: Housing First Works

Planetizen, February 16, 2024, Research: Housing First Works

Despite recent opinions that the homelessness response model known as Housing First is too expensive and inefficient, a report from the Urban Institute asserts that “Misconceptions about Housing First ignore decades of evidence of its effectiveness.”

According to the report, “Randomized controlled trials in the US and Canada have demonstrated how permanent supportive housing programs—most of which use the Housing First approach—improve housing and quality-of-life outcomes for participants in the short and long term. Studies have also shown how these programs can reduce reliance on costly emergency services (PDF) and increase access to community-based care.”

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