4 thoughts on “Rising Homelessness

  1. SOMK

    “To achieve this objective, the statement noted that homeless services required a fundamental rebalancing, and instead of the provision of shelter and transitional accommodation, the rapid provision of appropriate accommodation, with support as needed to ensure sustainable tenancies, was key to ending homelessness. ”

    Hypothetically if they actually were to do this it’d be a massive step forward, if the research he’s talking from here comes from Utah for example, where they’ve initiated a policy of…

    …giving homes to the homeless! I know who’d have thunk it? And guess what, it actually saves money in the long run, as the cost of building a house is less than the service cost of homelessness. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/09/22/home-free

    Wouldn’t hold my breath though.

    Also “Statutory funding of homeless services has remained stable for a number of years, following cuts in the budget between 2009 and 2012”??? Except for the cuts, there haven’t been any cuts.

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