Dec 30, 2019

Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need

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In Finland, the number of homeless people has fallen sharply. The reason: The country applies the “Housing First” concept. Those affected by homelessness receive a small apartment and counselling – without any preconditions. 4 out of 5 people affected thus make their way back into a stable life. And: All this is cheaper than accepting homelessness.

Read this article in German here.

Finland is the only country in Europe where homelessness is in decline.


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  1. Jma says:

    I’m curious how they afford to build apartments –where does the funding come from. What type of apartments are they? How do they attend challenging situations with smokers or drug addicted people. Just curious & thank you for tweeting the info about Finland homeless housing.
    Have a Happy New Year