The US homeless crisis: Root causes, what works & what needs to change
On this edition of Your Call, we continue our two-part series on the US homeless crisis.
In January 2020, 580,466 people were homelessness in the US, according to official numbers. Seventy percent were individuals and the rest were families with children. Nationwide, many municipalities have adopted the “housing first” model, which prioritizes permanent housing. How did we get here, what strategies work, how can those successes be replicated, and what needs to change?
Howard Center for Investigative Journalism: Two cities tried to fix homelessness, only one succeeded
University of Pennsylvania: The Emerging Crisis of Aged Homelessness
2021 Menino Survey of Mayors: Mayors and America’s Homelessness Crisis