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The Guide

How to use this guide?

The Guide is divided into six units. Each unit addresses a series of key questions. In order to answer the key questions, each unit invites you to:


a chapter of the Guide.


videos, presentations and other materials.


your understanding with a quick quiz.

Quizzes have been written to help you learn. You may take as many attempts as you wish to answer each question.

The Guide is designed as a flexible resource. You can use it as best suits you. You may want to go through all the six units, or to focus on specific bits that are relevant to you.

You may want to use the Guide on an individual basis or as part of learning in a group context. For example, you might find it useful to discuss some the materials at a team meeting or an event.

The Guide website is available in English and French.

The Guide is divided into six different units.

  • What is Housing First?
    This Unit will introduce you to the concept of Housing First, the origins and evolution of the concept in Europe and the evidence of what works in Housing First.
  • Delivering Support in HF
    This unit explores the different ways in which Housing First Service deliver support in European Contexts.
  • Delivering Housing in HF
    This Unit explores the different ways in which Housing First services can secure access to suitable housing.
  • Measuring outcomes in HF
    This unit highlights the benefits of evaluation and explores the different options for measuring outcomes.
  • HF and Wider Strategy
    This unit looks at how Housing First services fit in as part of the bigger picture.

Download the Housing First Guide in PDF

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