💡 Finland has developed a unique strategy to get homeless people off the streets and completely eradicate homelessness by 2027.
💡 Finland's approach is called "housing first", which provides permanent housing from the beginning to any homeless person who asks for it without strict conditions.
💡 The state provides small individual apartments in centers for homeless people with a team of social workers who support them with everything from bureaucracy to addiction or mental health treatments.
💡 The traditional approach to homelessness is not very effective as it expects the homeless person to gradually move up through different levels such as quitting drugs or managing serious mental health issues before accessing permanent housing.
💡 Finland's approach is focused on providing a safe and controlled environment for homeless people where they can slowly reintegrate back into society.
💡 Finland's policy is criticized for only hiding the problem of homelessness by putting everyone in government-paid housing rather than reintegrating them into society. However, the Finnish model is already considered successful when homeless