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Presentation by Steve Gaetz, York University, Canada, at the 2013 FEANTSA Research Conference, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, 20th September 2013

Presentation by Steve Gaetz, York University, Canada, at the 2013 FEANTSA Research Conference, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, 20th September 2013

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  • 1. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! ! Adaptation and Implementation Challenges for Housing First! Stephen Gaetz! Canadian Homelessness Research Network! York University, Canada! !
  • 2. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! CASE STUDY project! Understanding Housing First from conception to implementation in seven cities!
  • 3. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Lessons Learned! 1.  Clarity about what Housing First is . . . 2.  Planning issues! 3.  Implementation challenges!
  • 4. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Lessons Learned! about what Housing First is . . .!
  • 5. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Clarity about what HF is! n  Fidelity to core principles! n  Distinguish between philosophy, system and program! n  Quality assurance matters!! n  Evaluation is important!
  • 6. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Housing First Framework! 1.  Immediate access to permanent housing with no housing readiness requirements. ! 2.  Consumer choice and self-determination. ! 3.  Recovery orientation.! 4.  Individualized and client-driven supports. ! 5.  Social and community integration. ! CORE  PRINCIPLES  
  • 7. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Housing First Framework! The Application of Housing First! Philosophy! Integrated System Approach! Program Models! Team interventions! Assertive! Community! Treatment! Intensive! Case! Management! Rapid ! Rehousing!
  • 8. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Clarity of roles! Sorting out who does what! ! Lessons Learned!
  • 9. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Lessons Learned! PLANNING ! issues!
  • 10. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Planning Issues! n  Embed Housing First in a broader planning framework! n  Bring in the experts! n  Adapt program to the local context! n  Partnerships!
  • 11. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Partnerships are Key! !“So get everybody and anybody together.  If you aren't sure whether they should be involved, invite them anyway. One of the greatest advantages of collaboration, especially in the early stages, but is important throughout, is that those at the table and part of the development now have a vested interest, when they feel like they are part of something bigger than they are and have influence they become supporters instead of antagonists. " " " " " "Wally Czech, Lethbridge Housing First! ! Planning Issues!
  • 12. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Addressing the Affordable Housing supply! ! Planning Issues!
  • 13. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! The importance of ! rent supplements! ! Planning Issues!
  • 14. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Implementation! Challenges! Implementation Challenges!
  • 15. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Matching supports to client acuity! Implementation Challenges!
  • 16. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Implementation Challenges! The first three months ! are a crucial transition period!
  • 17. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Implementation Challenges! Nurturing effective ! working relations ! with landlords!
  • 18. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Implementation Challenges! Consider the needs of the fifteen percent for whom ! housing stability ! continues to be ! a challenge.! Don’t give up ! on them.! !
  • 19. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Implementation Challenges! Adapt Housing First to the needs of sub-populations!
  • 20. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Implementation Challenges! Aboriginal people are overrepresented amongst the homeless population in Canada! Belanger,  et  al.  2012  
  • 21. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Implementation Challenges! How does Housing First work for youth?! ! Infinity Project! Calgary Alberta!
  • 22. EUROPEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE! Housing First. What’s Second?! Berlin, 20th September 2013! Questions?! www.homelesshub.ca!