In just eight years, Finland has managed to reduce its number of homeless people by 35 percent. The country’s 'housing first' approach is built on the principle that having a home makes solving other problems easier.
Germany's capital has approved plans to build new refugee homes as coronavirus and housing shortage bite. Some refugee homes are struggling to maintain hygiene guidelines.
Almost 680,000 people in Germany are homeless. Many of them dream of having a place of their own. The initiative "Housing First," which started in the US, aims to make this dream a reality.
Around 1.4 million homes in the German capital are set to benefit from the freeze, which lasts for 5 years. The measure begins as new data reveals more German families are leaving large cities due to skyrocketing rents.
Finland has become the latest European country to agree to house dozens of asylum-seeking minors from over-crowded Greek refugee camps. Over 13,000 children are living in squalid conditions in camps like Moria.
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