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Published: 10 December 2015

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780199989805

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Housing First

Ending Homelessness, Transforming Systems, and Changing Lives

Deborah Padgett,M.P.H , Benjamin Henwood, Ph.D. , and Sam Tsemberis,Ph.D.

  • Unique story of the origin of Housing First amidst the 1980s 'epidemic' of homelessness in the U.S. and its subsequent adoption nationally and internationally
  • Features the insider knowledge of the founder of HF (Tsemberis) as well as co-authors with widely-read research on HF (Padgett and Henwood)
  • Sheds light on how systems resist and eventually adapt to change in the volatile climate of homeless services where resources are scare and competition is high
  • Includes an international perspective as HF is disseminated to Canada, Australia and Western Europe
  • Includes a number of different expert voices and perspectives including researcher, policy maker, provider, consumer and advocate
  • Both academic and readable/accessible to general audiences, summarizing quantitative and qualitative research findings
  • Features a chapter on individual stories of the lived experience of HF

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