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Core Principles of Housing First

This unit presents a detailed description of the eight Core Principles of Housing First and how they work in practice in different contexts in Europe.


First of all, have a look at the questions we will try to answer in this unit:


Key Questions

What are the Core Principles of Housing First?
Why are the Core Principles important?
How do the Core Principles translate into practice?



Take some time to read Chapter 2 of the Housing First Guide Europe.



Have a look at this video showing an overview of the Core Principles of Housing First:


Answer the quiz below to test your understanding of the contents of the Unit. The test will be marked automatically and the correct answers will be emailed to you. Note that there can be more than one correct answer.

In Housing First, priority is given to user choice. This means that:
The key principle of “Separation of Housing and Treatment” means that:
What is the primary role of harm reduction in Housing First services?
Recovery orientation in Housing First:
What does person-centred planning mean in Housing First?

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Additional articles and resources for this unit can be found in the Other Resources Section.