Finland ending homelessness

While across Europe homelessness is rising, Finland is ending homelessness by actually giving people homes.

The country gives people a permanent home first, because it's easier for people to find work or improve their health with somewhere safe to live.


Since 2009, Finland has provided 7,290 permanent homes to homeless people.


The scheme is cheaper for taxpayers than providing temporary accommodation.


Source: OECD Observer, March 2019. Read the full article.