How Finland lowered homelessness by 73%: housing first

Homelessness in Finland, 1987 - 2019

Source of image: Reports on homelessness in Finland

See Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need

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.

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So, the following meme from social media is “mostly true.”

They ended homelessness in Finland

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