Introduction to Housing First for Youth

Knowledge Check

Get ready to check your knowledge of section II.


 

1. True or False. HF4Y emphasizes choice which means that young people are able to choose the type of housing they prefer among available options. 

   a)  True
   b)  False

Reveal answer.

The answer is a) True.

2. True or False. Social isolation can negatively impact housing stability for young people when they are placed in housing without adequate supports in place. 

   a)  True
   b)  False

Reveal answer.

The answer is a) True.

3. Which of the following statements are true about the relationship between trauma and homelessness?

   a)  Youth who are homeless may have been exposed to trauma either early in life or as a result of having unstable housing. 
   b)  Youth pathways into homelessness are the result of early traumatic experiences.
   c)  Young people may require more time and additional supports for housing stabilization so they can heal from early trauma. 

Reveal answer.

Both a) and c) are True.

How did you do?

Aim for 3/3. If you answered 1 or more questions wrong, you may want to go back and reread this section or review the main takeaways below. 

Main Takeaways

  • The HF4Y core principles are rooted in a human rights perspective and a youth development and wellness orientation.

  • The core principles must guide the planning and delivery of HF4Y programs.

  • Young people have a right to housing that is safe and secure.

  • HF4Y emphasizes choice in all aspects of services and supports.