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Finland has slashed homelessness; the rest of Europe is failing

Posted by hkarner - 21. Dezember 2019

Date: 18‑12‑2019

Source: The Economist

Giving the homeless shelter is cheaper than dealing with the consequences of rough sleeping

Tuya’s collection of bongs occupies an entire bookshelf in her immaculate little flat, though she does not smoke marijuana—she just likes the way they look. Her weaknesses, alcohol and pills, landed her in a homeless shelter in Helsinki for three years. But since 2018 she has had an apartment of her own, thanks to a strategy called “housing first” with which Finland has all but eliminated homelessness.

Akbar has no such luck. Last month the Afghan migrant stood in the mud of a camp outside Paris, brushing his teeth at a hose that served as a communal shower. For two months Akbar had been living in a tent city of 3,500 Asian and African migrants, hoping to apply for refugee status. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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