Saija Turunen

is a researcher in the Y-Foundation. She currently leads the Research work cluster of the Housing First Europe Hub. Her research interests include women’s homelessness, subjective well-being and social integration.


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Everybody needs a home

How Finland deals with homelessness

Instead of temporary solutions like shelters and hostels, Finland concentrates on providing permanent social housing to those in need. Although it requires significant investment, it’s always more cost-effective to end homelessness rather than trying to manage it. Also, it’s the right thing to do.

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