The Housing First approach is based on the belief that everyone deserves safe housing. Reliable access to housing, combined with access to health services, employment skills, and supportive communities, are overwhelmingly successful in helping people stay housed, reduce substance use, and have better overall health.
Homeless Hub, the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, has published an article describing Housing First in more detail and showing its success in different Canadian cities.
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