Housing First tackles homelessness – Brandon Sun

Sam Tsemberis, founder of the Housing First program, speaks during a meeting at the Manitoba Métis Federation office on Tuesday.

It’s a common-sense approach to end homelessness that is easy to grasp by its title: Housing First.

Before a homeless individual can even consider addictions treatment, mental health intervention or reconnecting with family, safe housing must be found.

“There is a much better chance of success because at least the person has a place to feel safe and secure and begin to think about what is next for them,” said Sam Tsemberis, founder of the Housing First program, which is now used in communities across Canada, the United States and some European countries.

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