Housing First is made up of five interdependent principles that require simple yet profound, transformative shifts in thinking. Each principle is explained in one of the videos.

The principles are:

  • Immediate access to housing with no readiness conditions

  • Consumer choice and self-determination

  • Recovery orientation

  • Individualized and person-driven supports

  • Social and community integration

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SHIP is the largest funder of Housing First
in our community.

In 2016/17:

- 589 Individuals were housed and supported through Housing First and Rapid Rehousing programs.

- 221 were Housing First and 368 were Rapid Rehousing.

- 328 were adults and 261 were children.

In Saskatoon we have seven Housing First programs that operate at the following agencies: