You can see more of the Housing First programme here or see the pdf of his presentation here.The Huffington Post’s NowWhat video: “Housing the Homeless” shows the Housing First programme presented to us at the conference by Sam Tsemberis. Sam believes that we’ve long been treating the symptoms of homelessness, not the root cause. He contends that what homeless people need first, before mental health services, addiction counseling, job training or anything else, is simply a home. In this episode from nowwhat, they chose to focus largely on one person, Tony, and his story as he moves through the Housing First program as a way to illustrate the transformative power of Housing First.
Media Release _The right to a decent home is at the heart of living a good life