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Republicans Could Lead on Mental Health Treatment

Tucked away in the gun law President Biden just signed is a provision increasing funding for preventive outpatient treatment for mental illness. This is an important step toward solving America’s mental-health crisis but only part of what’s needed. 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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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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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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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 ›