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Welfare Reform on the Web (January 2010): Homelessness - overseas

Toronto's Housing First programme and implications for leadership

N. Falvo

Housing, Care and Support, vol. 12, Sept. 2009, p. 16-25

Toronto's Streets to Homes (S2H) programme aims to help roofless people move directly from the street into permanent housing. Abstinence from drugs and alcohol is not a prerequisite, nor is compliance with psychiatric medication. Participants do not have to prove that they are 'housing ready'. This article documents, analyses and interprets Toronto's Streets to Homes programme, using primary and secondary research including semi-structured key informant interviews.

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