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Campaign cities who join the campaign agree to work to eight campaign principles:

  • The right to housing: Safe and secure housing is a human right; without it, people cannot achieve their full potential.
  • Housing First: Ensuring homeless people are housed in permanent, safe, appropriate and affordable housing with the support necessary to sustain it.
  • Knowing who’s out there: Getting to know every homeless person by name by going onto the streets to find them and understand their needs.
  • Involving people with lived experience: People with experience of homelessness working together with the local community and professionals towards ending street homelessness.
  • Tracking progress: Regularly collecting and sharing person-specific data to accurately track progress toward ending homelessness.
  • Involving the community in solutions: Many people are concerned about the individuals in their communities who have no roof to sleep under and they want to play a meaningful part in helping to find solutions.
  • Improving local systems: Building coordinated housing and support systems that are simple to navigate, while targeting resources quickly and efficiently to the people who need it the most.
  • Learning from and sharing with others: There must be a willingness to contribute to sharing knowledge with other cities whilst also learning from their campaign.


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