Information about housingfirst.fi site
Housingfirst.fi is a webpage which serves as a tool for the development process in the Name on the door project during the years 2010-2012. Outputs of the project and materials related to the housing first principle are gathered to the website which will eventually work as a free online database for everyone interested in and working with the housing first principle. The site is divided into two main categories which are on the navigation bar: Homelessness in Finland and Housing first in Finland. As seen on the Graph 1. these represent the two key elements of the Name on the door project. Towards home (in Finnish kohti kotia) is a process consisting of 48 network meetings and of a continuous writing process between the cooperating partners of the Name on the door research project during the years 2010-2012. Key elements of the project are pictured below.
Homelessness in Finland
Find out what homelessness in Finland is and who the homeless people are. On this page some characteristics and definitions of homelessness and statistics indicating the phenomenon in the Finnish context are presented. Read also about the Finnish National Programmes to Reduce Long-Term Homelessness and find information about actors working with questions of homelessness and long-term homelessness in Finland. This page has a Reading room which is a database of the housing first related publications in the Finnish context.
Housing first in Finland
The housing first principle, originating from the U.S., works as a theoretical framework for the development and research done in the Name on the door project. The aim is to, until the end of the project, outline whether there is a specific Finnish housing first model and what does it encompass. The question "How will this model be applied in the Finnish homeless services" is sought to be answered through separate development projects and Name on the door project's different development themes. In this section you can become acquainted with the housing first principle and the Name on the door development project, its backround and its participating actors and the housing first news from the Finnish perspective.
Articles and reviews produced about the housing first principle in the Finnish context are still few as the principle is new in Finland and as the traditional housing service models still mainly prevail. Housingfirst.fi has a Reading room for these both Finnish and international publications.
Get acquainted with different Finnish actors and organizations that are taking part in fighting the problem of homelessness. Access the State authorities', the third and the private sector and the research actors' web pages and see how they act within the frame of implementation of Finnish housing and homelessness politics.
Get acquainted with the latest updates related to the housing first principle in Finland on the Housingfirst.fi site.