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More on Housing First and Fidelity to the Model


Manning, Rachel & Greenwood, Ronni & Kirby, Courtney. (2018). Building A Way Home: A Study of Fidelity to the Housing First Model in Dublin, Ireland.


MacKinnon, L. and Socias, M.E. (2021) ‘Housing First: A housing model rooted in harm reduction with potential to transform health care access for highly marginalized Canadians’, Canadian family physician, 67(7), pp. 481–483.


Macnaughton, E. et al. (2015) ‘Implementing Housing First Across Sites and Over Time: Later Fidelity and Implementation Evaluation of a Pan-Canadian Multi-site Housing First Program for Homeless People with Mental Illness’, American journal of community psychology, 55(3-4), pp. 279–291


The Need for adaptations to the model


Clifasefi, S.L. et al. (2016) Housing First but What Comes Second? Journal of community psychology, 44(7), pp. 845–855.


Greenwood, R.. et al. (2020) ‘Homeless Adults’ Recovery Experiences in Housing First and Traditional Services Programs in Seven European Countries’, American journal of community psychology, 65(3-4), pp. 353–368.


Singe Site Research


Somers, J.M. et al. (2017) ‘A Randomized Trial Examining Housing First in Congregate and Scattered Site Formats’, PloS one, 12(1),


Stahl, N. et al. (2016) ‘When Housing Lasts: Exploring the lived experience of Single-Site Housing First Residents’ Journal of community psychology, 44(4), pp. 484–498.


Whisler, A. et al. (2021) ‘The effect of a Housing First intervention on primary care retention among homeless individuals with mental illness’, PloS one, 16(2)


Money Saving of Single Site Supported Housing


Chalmers McLaughlin, T. (2011) ‘Using Common Themes: Cost-Effectiveness of Permanent Supported Housing for People With Mental Illness’, Research on social work practice, 21(4), pp. 404–411.


Osborne, M. (2019) ‘Who Gets “Housing First”? Determining Eligibility in an Era of Housing First Homelessness’, Journal of contemporary ethnography, 48(3), pp. 402–428.


Rosenheck, R. (2003) ‘Cost-effectiveness of supported housing for homeless persons with mental illness’, JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 290(24

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