The Evidence Behind Approaches that Drive an End to Homelessness

To improve housing outcomes, communities are making a fundamental shift to Housing First, removing as many obstacles and unnecessary requirements as possible that stand in the way of people’s access to permanent housing.

Effective Housing First approaches, developed in response to strong evidence, include: prioritizing people experiencing homelessness for new and existing affordable housing; providing rapid re-housing to families and individuals; and providing supportive housing opportunities to people with the most intense needs.