FEANTSA has promoted and facilitated transnational exchanges between homeless services across Europe for the last 20 years. Analysis and reviews of homeless policies in this framework have revealed that a variety of approaches exist to combating homelessness.
Ten main approaches have emerged in most countries and these are contained in the Toolkit.
FEANTSA believes that the most effective homelessness policies should include all these ten approaches, but a balance should be found in accordance with the political context in which the authority developing and implementing the policy operates. There is still much scope for improvement of homelessness policies, but FEANTSA believes that the following ten approaches could be an interesting guide and starting point for policy makers, NGOs, and other stakeholders involved in the fight against homelessness.