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Filthy Rich and Homeless: How Finland solved its homelessness crisis

“Homelessness is not going to be solved with any paper. You need to act.”

  • Sarah Malik
  • SBS

Finnish expert Juha Kaakinen’s advice to resolve homelessness is simple: Action.

“Life depends on action. There’s more action needed. Homelessness is not going to be solved with any paper. You need to act,” Kaakinen told the Filthy Rich and Homeless live audience on Thursday night.

Kry 3cAs head of the Y foundation, Kaakinen knows what is he is talking about.

The group was one of the national developers of the Housing First scheme which saw Finland cut its homelessness rate in half between 2008 and…

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