International Social Housing Festival 2022

The International Social Housing Festival (ISHF) 2022 will take place in Helsinki, Finland on the 14-17th of June. The themes of this year will be; Quality of housing as quality of living; Achieving affordability and sustainability in housing and The right to housing: getting rid of the excuses not to guarantee it . The festival will gather the social and affordable housing world, policymakers, city networks, urbanists, architects, and academics among others and will offer a broad compilation of events on with different perspectives of the housing world and housing solutions to homelessness. The Housing Solutions Platform will organize one of them: Homelessness to housing: improve the synergies between policy strategy & delivery through social work, bringing together key actors to explore the relationship between housing policy strategy and the reality of social work in bringing housing to those who need it most. Registrations are now open for the 4-day live event, make sure that you reserve your spot and book your agendas.

15 June 2022, from 10:30 to 12:00 – Homelessness to housing: improve the synergies between policy strategy & delivery through social work

Organised by: Housing Solutions Platform led by Housing Europe, FEANTSA & Fondation Abbé Pierre

Target group: Affordable and social housing providers, social workers, housing advisors, Housing First actors, cities, regions


  • Social worker who works on preventing homelessness and Housing First programmes

  • Policy makers

  • Housing First representative

  • Public, cooperative, social housing providers (B.L)

  • Concluding remarks by Housing Solution Platform - FEANTSA, Fondation Abbe Pierre and Housing Europe


  • Welcome words & why do we bring the topic to ISHF

  • The specificity of the Danish homelessness strategy

  • From policy to reality: the experience of social workers in homelessness prevention & step-by-step guide of the process – what could be further improved?

  • Case study: the role of the housing advisor in Finland

  • Q&A

  • Conclusion by members of the Housing Solutions Platform

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