We published one of the first-ever papers in a general medical journal describing the links between homelessness, housing and health. The paper was widely recognized as groundbreaking – changing the conversation about homelessness and housing worldwide. It has since been cited in more than 1000 academic publications. In 2014, we published a follow-up to the article, this time in the world’s highest-impact general medical journal: the Lancet. It focused on reviewing evidence-based solutions, and highlighted Housing First as a proven approach to end chronic homelessness.