Homelessness

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Young Men Taking Drugs

Biden Administration’s ‘Free Crack Pipe’ Scheme Hurts the Homeless and Harms Society

President Joe Biden should change his name to “President Woke.” In the newest example of his administration’s hard-left governing philosophy, they planned to offer nonprofit organizations federal grants to give drug paraphernalia to addicts, an idea that goes under the name of “harm reduction.” Read More ›
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Crack Pipes and Free Needles

Every well-intended public policy taken to an extreme leads to misery and dysfunction. A case in point is the Washington Free Beacon story on $30 million grant for “safe smoking” kits. According to the story, a Department of Health and Human Services spokesman said the kits would include pipes for users to smoke crack cocaine.” Read More ›
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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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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 ›