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Ending Homelessness: The Housing First Approach with Bob Jordan

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256 Adelaide Terrace

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International keynote speaker, Mr. Bob Jordan, will deliver a workshop on the Housing First Approach in which he will:

  • Discuss and advocate for the Housing First approach
  • Provide insight into his experience implementing this approach in the Republic of Ireland
  • Share the successes, challenges and learnings of implementing Housing First in Ireland
  • Apply the above to the Australian housing landscape and discuss how Australia can broadly implement the Housing First approach.

About Housing First

The Housing First model is a strategic response to homelessness that prioritises permanent and stable housing for people experiencing homelessness. Beginning in the USA in the 1990s, the model has been taken up by several European countries, Canada, and recently the New Zealand Government announced a homelessness package which included NZ$63.4 million (AUS$58.6 million) towards Housing First programs

What is the Housing First model and how does it work?

The Housing First model prescribes safe and permanent housing as the first priority for people experiencing homelessness. Once housing is secured, a multidisciplinary team of support workers can address complex needs through services like drug and alcohol counselling or mental health treatment. However, an individual's engagement with these support services is not required for them to maintain accommodation. Each individual is assisted in sustaining their housing as they work towards recovery and reintegration with the community at their own pace. Housing First is predominantly designed for helping those who are sleeping rough (i.e. those sleeping in improvised dwellings, tents, cars and parks).

Mr Bob Jordan :

Bob is the National Director for the Housing First programme, which is part of the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland action plan for housing and homelessness. Bob was responsible for developing the National Housing First Implementation Plan 2018 - 2021 which was jointly launched by the Minister for Housing and Minister for Health in September. Bob Jordan was Special Adviser to the former Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government in 2016 -2017, and CEO of the national housing charity Threshold from 2007 – 2016. He is a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Software Engineering) graduate of Trinity College Dublin and holds a Masters in International Relations from Dublin City University.


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