General research & reports

General research & reports

Learn more about the evidence base for the effectiveness of Housing First, how the approach fits into the current policy setting, and the policy changes needed to ensure it can be scaled up nationally.

Key policy reports from England

Housing First: tackling homelessness for those with complex needs, House of Commons Library, 2021 - Research briefing covering Housing First in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Close to Home: delivering a national Housing First programme in England, The Centre for Social Justice, 2021 - Making the case for the national expansion of Housing First and setting out recommendations on how to achieve this.

Making Housing First an effective intervention, Homeless Link, 2018 - Recommendations for local and national policy makers to ensure that the necessarty foundations are in place for Housing First to be successful.

Housing First Feasibility Study for Liverpool City Region, Commissioned by Crisis, 2017 – The study aimed to test the feasibility of implementing Housing First at scale within the Liverpool City Region (LCR).

Housing First: Housing-led Solutions to Rough Sleeping and Homelessness, Centre for Social Justice, 2017 – This report sets out how the Government could end rough sleeping and chronic homelessness and recommends Housing First as the main area for investment.

We can solve poverty in the UK, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2016 – JRF’s strategy sets out recommendations for how to solve poverty, including scaling up Housing First for homeless people with complex needs.

International research

For the latest international research and resources, visit the Housing First Europe Hub.

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