TOOLKIT             ForEFFECTIVE HOMELESS STRATEGIES        European Seminar      Husbanken & FEANTSA         18-19 June 2...
FEANTSAWho we are?  Members  OfficeWhat we do?  Exchanges  Research  LobbyingNorwaywww.feantsa.org
Effective homeless strategies          10 dimensionsEvidence-basedComprehensiveMulti-dimensionalRights-basedParticipatoryS...
Effective homeless strategies          Evidence-basedToo often policies are based on assumptions and beliefsBetter underst...
Effective homeless policies          ComprehensiveToo often focus on emergency3 areas  Emergency  Integration  PreventionH...
Effective homeless policies        Multi-dimensionalToo often homelessness is considered as a socialwelfare problemDiffere...
Effective homelessness policies     Rights-based approachToo often homelessness is addressed in acaritative and/or conditi...
Effective homeless policies      Participatory approachToo often key stakeholders are not involved inpolicy design, evalua...
Effective policies            Statutory basisToo often homeless policies are dependenton the right political contextWhat? ...
Effective policies               SustainableToo often homeless policies are developedin an unsustainable contextWhat?  Bud...
Effective policies             Needs-basedToo often policy-makers and serviceproviders decide wha is good forhomeless peop...
Effective policies          Pragamtic approachToo often homeless policies are too ambitiousWhat?  Realistic objectives  Re...
Effectve homeless policies            Bottom upTo often policies are too much based on aone-fits-all modelResponses should...
Effective policiesIndicators of good performanceSize of the countrySize of the homeless populationBudgettary meansTraditio...
Effective homeless policies      Who performs best?????Mutual learning
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Presentation of FEANTSA’s toolkit for effective homelessness strategies

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Presentation given by Freek Spinnewijn, FEANTSA Director, at a FEANTSA seminar on "Cooperation & networking to address homelessness: What are key partners for national/regional authorities and how should they be involved?", co-hosted by the Norwegian Housing Bank and FEANTSA, June 2007

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Presentation of FEANTSA’s toolkit for effective homelessness strategies

  1. 1. TOOLKIT ForEFFECTIVE HOMELESS STRATEGIES European Seminar Husbanken & FEANTSA 18-19 June 2007 – Oslo Contribution FEANTSA
  2. 2. FEANTSAWho we are? Members OfficeWhat we do? Exchanges Research LobbyingNorwaywww.feantsa.org
  3. 3. Effective homeless strategies 10 dimensionsEvidence-basedComprehensiveMulti-dimensionalRights-basedParticipatoryStatutorySustainableNeeds-basedPragmaticBottom-up
  4. 4. Effective homeless strategies Evidence-basedToo often policies are based on assumptions and beliefsBetter understanding necessary Profile Causes Impact of policiesHow? Research Data collection Policy evaluationExamples UK, Norway, …
  5. 5. Effective homeless policies ComprehensiveToo often focus on emergency3 areas Emergency Integration PreventionHow? “Housing first” Stepping stone model ETHOS !Examples Norway Ireland “Ending homelessness”
  6. 6. Effective homeless policies Multi-dimensionalToo often homelessness is considered as a socialwelfare problemDifferent policy areas Housing Health Social welfare Justice …How? Interagency working Interdepartemental working Leading Ministry!!
  7. 7. Effective homelessness policies Rights-based approachToo often homelessness is addressed in acaritative and/or conditional wayIntrodce the enforceable right to housing What is this? International case-law Pragmatic aproachReal challenge for policy-makers andNGOsFrance, Scotland, Finland,…
  8. 8. Effective homeless policies Participatory approachToo often key stakeholders are not involved inpolicy design, evaluation, and implementationWho? Local authorities Service providers Service users Without becoming tokenistic!Participation ≠ only responsibility See some new MSExamples Belgium – service users
  9. 9. Effective policies Statutory basisToo often homeless policies are dependenton the right political contextWhat? Statutory basis at national &/or regional level Statutory objectivesExamples Objectives – Ireland, Scotland, … --- Norway – mutual learning, incentives!!
  10. 10. Effective policies SustainableToo often homeless policies are developedin an unsustainable contextWhat? Budget Political commitent Public support Different traditionsEx Denmark
  11. 11. Effective policies Needs-basedToo often policy-makers and serviceproviders decide wha is good forhomeless peopleNeeds should the basis of good policies Individual Capacities --- see quality of life Regular revisionExample Denmark
  12. 12. Effective policies Pragamtic approachToo often homeless policies are too ambitiousWhat? Realistic objectives Realistic time frame Ex EU – Lisbon strategy Prioritisations Worst off or most easily intergrateble?!Examples Scotland 2012
  13. 13. Effectve homeless policies Bottom upTo often policies are too much based on aone-fits-all modelResponses should be developed for thelocal levelImportance of local authorities But need for a supra-local policy frameworkExamples Netherlands, France, Scotland…
  14. 14. Effective policiesIndicators of good performanceSize of the countrySize of the homeless populationBudgettary meansTraditionsUnderstanding of the concept
  15. 15. Effective homeless policies Who performs best?????Mutual learning
  16. 16. Thank you for your attention

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