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Evaluating Housing First

Housing First is an evidence-based intervention. This unit centres on how best to measure and report the achievements of Housing First services.


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


Key Questions

Why is it important to evaluate Housing First?
What is measured in Housing First and how is measurement carried out?



Take some time to read Chapter 5 of the Housing First Guide Europe.



Watch the following video about Evaluation in 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.

What are the main benefits of evaluation in Housing First services?
‘Process Evaluation’ refers to exploring how a service works and ‘Effectiveness Evaluation’ centres on what a Housing First service is achieving. Select the correct answers according to what you have learned in this unit:
Answer the following questions about Validated Measures:
Let’s see what you have learnt about measuring outcomes in Housing First. Select the statements that are true:

Be sure to click ‘Submit Quiz’ to see your results!



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