Housing First Principles for Australia

Development

The Housing First Principles for Australia have been developed to promote the implementation of Housing First Australia-wide.  This consistent and locally relevant set of principles, is intended to be used in the Australian context to train staff, and to design services with fidelity to Housing First.

Housing First is an international model for housing and supporting people who have experienced long term and reoccurring homelessness and who face a range of complex challenges. It supports strategies to end homelessness and is a methodology for effectively assisting some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

Australian and international evidence demonstrate that delivery of a high-fidelity Housing First approach is both very successful and economically viable. The following sources have been drawn upon, to facilitate consistency between the Housing First Principles for Australia and the high-fidelity model: