1.5 Toronto's Streets to Homes Program

1.5 Toronto's Streets to Homes Program

How effective is the Housing First model of providing permanent housing to long-term or chronically homeless singles? Toronto’s Streets to Homes (S2H) program is arguably the most popular model today. This chapter examines the “treatment first” approach to housing homeless persons, as well as the emergence of the Housing First model. It also includes an assessment of Toronto’s Streets to Homes (S2H) program: it origin, successes, and shortcomings. Although S2H has been effective, there is room for improvement.

How effective is the Housing First model of providing permanent housing to long-term or chronically homeless singles? Toronto’s Streets to Homes (S2H) program is arguably the most popular model today. This chapter examines the “treatment first” approach to housing homeless persons, as well as the emergence of the Housing First model. It also includes an assessment of Toronto’s Streets to Homes (S2H) program: it origin, successes, and shortcomings. Although S2H has been effective, there is room for improvement.

 

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AUTHORS: Nick Falvo
EDITOR: Hulchanski, J. David, Campsie, Philippa, Chau, Shirley B.Y., Hwang, Stephen H., Paradis, Emily
PUBLISHER: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

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