Finland has practically ended homelessness https://t.co/XmQ0MfXUnb
— The Independent (@Independent) March 4, 2018
Finland even goes as far as assigning individual support to sort out the issues that have led to the person becoming homeless.
This is a complete reversal of what other countries do and although it might sound simple, it’s also incredibly effective. When someone has a literal place to call home, it makes it a whole lot easier to solve any potential problems which lead to an individual becoming homeless in the first place.
The people pay rent and are given housing benefits. And while a lot is paid for by the local government, if they earn enough the people given shelter will eventually pay for the help they receive.
Clearly it’s by no means a cheap option – the amount of new housing built and work done on other buildings is substantial. But in the end, it’s absolutely a worthy price to pay.