Evaluating the Housing First Approach in the Metro Vancouver Region

Evaluating the Housing First Approach in the Metro Vancouver Region

Based on the literature review of best practices, the Housing First approach has been shown to achieve remarkable success on a number of homelessness outcomes for homeless persons with mental health and/or substance use problems. However, there remain several sub-populations for whom Housing First interventions have not been sufficiently tested as a best practice in Canada, including older adults, LGBTQ2 youth, and Aboriginal persons.

The current study is an HPS-funded project to evaluate Housing First delivery in Metro Vancouver. This report will present findings from a literature review on best practices in Housing First, followed by a report on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the delivery of Housing First in Metro Vancouver based on interviews and focus groups with stakeholders.

ORGANIZATION: Simon Fraser University, Gerontology Research Centre
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
LOCATION: Vancouver, Canada