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. This is why for example the European Commission's Peer Review documents about the Finnish National Programme to Reduce Long-Term Homelessness are important inputs for the research about the housing first principle in the Finnish context. Some of the main publications on the theme are gathered on this site. More materials are published as they reach the administrators of the Housingfirst.fi.
Read general Finnish publications related to Finnish homelessness and long-term homelessness and for example the history behind the Finnish homelessness reduction programmes.
How have the international actors observed the Finnish national programmes to reduce homelessness and long-term homelessness? What are for example the founder and the CEO of the U.S. Pathways to Housing Sam Tsemberis' early observations on Finland’s National Long-Term Homelessness Reduction Programme (PAAVO) and on the implementation of the Name on the door project? Get acquainted with the international publications here.
Peer Review 2010
The European Commission Peer Review process sought to assess the Long-Term Homelessness Reduction Programme adopted by the Finnish Government. Programme aimed at halving long-term homelessness by 2011. The Peer Review examined the programme’s success and exchanged experiences with countries that are implementing or preparing similar national programmes or strategies to reduce long-term homelessness.