Third International Housing First Conference

Working in Housing First: Breaking the cycle of homelessness through empowerment and community integration

The Conference will take place from June 18 to June 20, 2018 in Padova, Italy

We invite practitioners, service providers, policy makers, researchers, scholars, and, importantly, service users, to submit a proposal to present at the Conference. We aim to create a richly diverse agenda of a variety of types of sessions through which we can facilitate knowledge transfer not only across national borders, but also across the scholar - practitioner, practitioner - policy maker, and service user - service provider borders. The aim of this Conference is to share knowledge about research, practice, policy and activism and promote the international dissemination and sustainment of Housing First Programmes that adhere to the key ingredients of Pathways Housing First Philosophy, Principles, and Practice.

On the 20th june 2018 an Italian event will be held in collaboration with fio.PSD, celebrating 20 years of research on homelessness in Italy.

Invited speakers:

  • Kenneth Maton (University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD) 
  • Josè Ornelas (Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, ISPA, Lisbona, PT)
  • MaryBeth Shinn (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN)

The purpose of this conference is to explore the changes in homeless services.

Please submit an abstract in English (max. 300 words) by 28th February 2018.

Successful conference submissions will be notified by mid-April 2018.

If you need more information please send an email to

Please send submissions here