Feb 10, 2015: FACTS, FINDINGS AND THE FUTURE - Seminar on the international review of the Finnish National Program to Reduce Long-term Homelessness

Results from the international research evaluation on the Program to Reduce Long-term Homelessness (2008 -2015), pathways to homelessness in Helsinki and future homeless policies were discussed in a seminar on February 10th, 2015. The seminar was conducted in English.

The seminar was broadcasted live online and can also be viewed as a recording by using the following link: http://videonet.fi/ym/20150210/

See the program


See the evaluation report here: The Finnish Homelessness Strategy - An International Review


See the Press Releases of The Ministry of The Environment and FEANTSA

Seminar Presentations:

Seminar Presentation Nicholas Pleace (pdf) (545.8 KB)

Launch Presentation Nicholas Pleace EN (pdf) (314.7 KB)

Riitta Granfelt Facts findings future (pdf) (394.3 KB)

Eeva Kostiainen Homelessness pathways AUNE 10 02 2015 (pdf) (475.6 KB)

Jarmo Lindén The change in homelessness as according to the statistics by ARA (pdf) (280.7 KB)




Seminar: Perspectives on Housing First in Finland 17.10.2014

In September in a seminar organised by Y-Foundation the international research team evaluating the Finnish Program to Reduce Long-term Homelessness told about their preliminary findings and conclusions.

See the seminar presentations here

 The final report will be published in January 2015.

National seminar on homelessness 2013 in Helsinki

Over 200 experts on homelessness gathered to the annual national seminar held in Helsinki City Hall on 17th of October 2013 under the theme: “Eliminating homelessness creates welfare – reasonably priced housing and floating services for scattered housing”. 

Minister of Housing and Communications Pia Viitanen emphasized the importance of building reasonably priced housing. Lessons in developing services were learnt from housing practitioners and researcher Lars Benjaminsen from the Danish National Centre for Social Research introduced floating support models used in the Danish housing first -work.

The program and some of the presentations are available here:

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