Strategy involves setting goals, determining actions to achieve these goals, and mobilizing resources to implement the actions. If, as FEANTSA believes it should be, the goal of public policy is to reduce and ultimately end homelessness, then a strategy is required.
Strategies to address homelessness exist at different levels. As competence for providing homeless services is often at local level, local strategies play a key role in structuring how homelessness is dealt with in a given city or local area. National and/or regional governments can also play an important role by providing an overarching framework, which ideally will enable and support local authorities to tackle homelessness. National and regional homelessness strategies can determine shared policy goals, create a legal framework, provide access to resources, and support and guide local policy implementation.
IN THIS ISSUE
From PAAVO to AUNE – A Coordinated Strategy Based on Housing First Brings Results
How Can We Learn from Each Other? Lessons Learned from the HABITACT Peer Review in Odense 2015
Towards a Flemish Homelessness Strategy
Towards an Integrated Approach – the Brussels Homeless Assistance Sector Adapting to Recent Challenges
Driving Action to End Homelessness; the Role of National and Regional Strategies and Grassroots Campaigns
Samara Jones and Tom Archer
National Strategy for Homeless People: An Overview and Experience on the Ground
Ana Ferreira Martins and Ricardo Ferreira
Challenges for Developing a Strategic Response to Homelessness in Greece in the Current Economic and Political Context
Ioanna Pertsinidou and Dimitra Soulele
France, An Unbreakable Glass Ceiling Over Housing Exclusion?
How to Cause Homelessness