This is a thread for articles, comments, and discussion about reducing, eliminating, homelessness. Here’s the first article:
- In Houston, they claimed to have found housing for every homeless veteran. A key part of achieving this was streamlining the process to get these individuals into permanent housing. Having an individual to shepherd the individual through the process seemed critical as well.
- Observation: The article gave the impression that the availability of permanent housing was not a big issue. The housing is available–it’s just securing resources to help these people go through the process as well as expediting the process.
- VA funding, plus HUD, funding made this possible. The lack of funds for non-veterans seems like a major limitation for addressing non-veteran homeless population.
- We should remember that there might be bigger problems–the actual causes for homelessness. That is, homelessness is a symptom to other problems (e.g., drug abuse, poor life decisions, poverty, etc.)