New research supports "housing first"
A survey of people housed thanks to the City's Streets to Homes program shows them to be much happier and healthier for the experience. Details of the statistically valid research were presented in Washington D.C. July 10 at the annual conference of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Streets to Homes, the two-year-old made-in-Toronto program that has assisted more than 1,200 clients to move into permanent housing directly from the streets, is proving that people are healthier, happier, and more optimistic about the future when they have a place to call home and the support to stay housed.
Results of 2007 post-occupancy research (PDF).
Preliminary findings of 2007
post-occupancy research (PDF).
Final findings of 2007 post-occupancy research (PDF)