HFU Resources


The Housing First model was initially introduced in New York City in 1992 and has amassed 30 years of evidence to its effectiveness. After years of clinical and operational experience, a 2007 peer-reviewed study ushered Housing First into SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs. Multiple research studies have concluded that the model produces a consistent, significant, and positive impact on its target population, and that there are few to no negative effects. The evidence that supports this is made up of a wide range of studies conducted by an array of investigators in different cities.

Researching and disseminating our service model is core to our mission. We know that Housing First works. The goal of Housing First University is to reach as many as people in other communities as possible to provide this information and support successes comparable to what we’ve been able to achieve at Pathways to Housing PA.

Homelessness & Housing First

Pathways' Facts on Homelessness

State of Homelessness: 2021 Edition - National Alliance to End Homelessness

Housing First in Permanent Supportive Housing Brief - HUD Exchange

Federal Health and Social Service Programs That Support People Experiencing Homelessness

HFU Tip Sheets

The Five Key Principles of Housing First

Five things I wish I knew before starting a Housing First program

Basics of Housing First

Pathways to Housing - Housing First Fidelity Principles

Housing First Model vs. Traditional Housing Models

Benefits of Master Leasing

HFU Faculty Publications


In the Media




Additional Research