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How to succeed by daring to fail

URBACT ROOF Cities testing context specific actions to end homelessness

Prototyping, testing, minimum viable products (MVP) are a consolidated way to verify ideas in the creative fields. Designers, programmers, entrepreneur...

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From street lockdown to a roof over your head

Covid-19 teaching cities valuable lessons about ending homelessness

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken us all by surprise. In the blink of an eye, dramatic change came and permeated all aspects of society.

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9 Cities, 1 goal: ending homelessness

What is homelessness, why is it growing and how innovative housing solutions are bringing it to an end.

Homeless people are increasing in all European Countries except one: Finland. The most extreme form of poverty...

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Roof Advocacy Trajectory

Securing the foundations before builgind the ROOF that ends homelessness

THE URBACT ROOF NETWORK focussed on ending homelessness through housing (First) and data collection. Nine European cities wanted to adopt and progress their engagement with Housing First as an evidence-based method for ending homelessness for people with complex lives...

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ROOF midterm article

ROOF cities ending homelessness from different starting points: how to adopt and adapt known solutions?

The URBACT ROOF cities, all working towards ending homelessness with housing led/first solutions, all had very different starting points. They are located in specific geographical places with each their own history, present and future implications. They are of different cultures and habits and most of all, their local and national policies as well as their experience on housing first are at very different stages...

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Baseline study

What is homelessness, why is it growing and how innovative housing solutions are bringing it to an end.

This Baseline Study was created during the first 6 months of the project to allow a good understanding of the general issue, of each city specific context and the added value of the partnership...

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Call to maintain ending homelessness as a priority beyond 2030

Call to maintain ending homelessness as a priority beyond 2030 from European cities to the EU, the European Platform on Combatting Homelessness and the future 2024 Belgian presidency of the Council of the EU

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ROOF Winter School

From the 3rd till the 5th of March 2021 the URBACT ROOF team brought together guests from across Europe to participate in our first ever Winter School. It offered a unique opportunity to gain insight in and converse with the ROOF partners and beyond on topics such as:
•Road towards Housing First
•Support models
•Working together with organisations and stakeholders
•Data collection
•Storytelling