Published by CBC News on January 28, 2023
A successful Finnish plan to eradicate homelessness is one London may want to consider as it works to redesign housing and health services.
This past week, participants from more than 60 community groups in London wrapped up the last of three housing summits that will lead to a new plan to help the city’s nearly 1,900 unhoused. That count was done in the fall and has nearly doubled in two years.
Londoners will learn more about what was discussed when the plan is made public in late February. Meanwhile, Finland committed to eradicating homelessness several years ago, and the statistics in that country show it’s working.
London Morning host Rebecca Zandbergen spoke to the Y-Foundation’s Juha Kaakinen, the biggest Finnish NGO providing housing for homeless people, about the country’s plan.