The interaction between research and policy development has
played an important role in the transformation of homelessness policies and services over the last decade.
This article will focus on the Nordic countries, where there has been close interaction between research and policy development in the formation of national strategies and programmes.
The review covered the whole of the programme to reduce long-term homelessness
implemented during 2008–2011 and 2012–2015, Paavo I and Paavo II. The review
focused on the programme as a whole as well as its different aspects from the point
of view of implementing the Housing First model in Finnish society.