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Housing First Is Right: Affordable Housing Matters

But here's where Housing First gets it wrong: Housing is not the one-size-fits-all solution for the entire homeless population. There are more tools in the toolbox we must make use of to properly address the crisis. Read More ›
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Homeless man drug and alcohol addict sitting alone and depressed on the street in the shadow feeling anxious and lonely, social documentary concept
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How Housing First Fails the Mentally Ill

The closing of mental institutions in the 20th century was meant to create better living conditions for the mentally ill. But it appears twenty-first century alternatives still regularly neglect the schizophrenic, bipolar, and other seriously ill members of the community. Read More ›
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Visualizing Christmas Abundance

Enjoying a beautiful display has become 305.8 percent more abundant, growing at a compound annual rate of around 32.3 percent a year. If this trend continues, the 65 inch display in 2026 will cost around 16.77 hours of work. Read More ›
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This Holiday Season, Remember the Homeless

A common experience among the homeless is a feeling of invisibility. No one looks at them or acknowledges their presence. Often, it's because we don't know how to help. Here are two simple ways you can help the homeless person you are passing on the street this holiday season. Read More ›
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It’s Not About How Much You Spend, It’s About HOW You Spend It

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee just announced plans to spend an additional $800 million on homelessness in 2022, on top of the $2 billion approved by the State Legislature earlier this year to help alleviate homelessness. Money is needed to fix homelessness, but it must be money spent wisely. Read More ›
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Apartment Buildings
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Watch: Robert Marbut Talks About Homelessness with Dr. Drew

Robert Marbut, the former Executive Director of the USICH, sat down with Dr. Drew to talk about homelessness (especially as it is experienced in California) and how the Trump administration was planning to tackle it. With the inauguration of President Joe Biden this year, the federal policy has returned to Housing First but the interview remains relevant. Read More ›
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Drug abuse with people sharing the same syringe
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No, Safe Injection Sites Aren’t Safe

Tuesday New York City opened two safe injection sites in a bid to prevent overdose deaths, which have skyrocketed in America. Here’s why it’s a bad idea. Read More ›
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Dead Body Found in Porta Potty in Seattle Park

Despite grisly scenes such as this, or the recent report that the U.S. has surpassed 100,000 drug overdose deaths in the span of a year, cities like New York City and Seattle continue to pursue failed policies to combat homelessness and drug addiction. Read More ›
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If Not Housing First, What Is the Solution to Homelessness?

"Shelter first. Treatment first. Housing is earned." That's the Amsterdam model author Michael Shellenberger is advocating instead of the failed Housing First policies of progressive cities. What does this alternative look like? Read More ›