Housing First enables homeless individuals with high levels of complex needs to obtain permanent secure accommodation with the provision of intensive housing and health supports to help them maintain their tenancies. The National Implementation Plan for Housing First was published in September 2018 and contains targets for each local authority. The Plan includes an overall target of 663 tenancies to be delivered by 2021.
A total of 386 tenancies have been created to date. This includes 106 tenancies in 2017, 83 tenancies in 2018 and 96 tenancies in the first six months of 2019.