No matter how averse you are to simply giving things to the people who need them most, you can't argue against the facts and data. It turns out that the best way to fight homelessness—the least expensive, with the highest long-term success rate—is to put homeless people in homes.
Follow up with whatever mental health, addiction, or other issues they need to surmount, but first give them a safe, stable place to live. Then help them to thrive.
We need to revisit much of what we think we know;. Traditional ideas are often based on poor research, or on no
research at all; they just sound right intuitively. But they often are just plain wrong. The philosophy of giving people what they need, unconditionally, is proven every time
it's tried. They're indigent? Give them money. They're homeless? Give them homes. They're bigoted, racist, and selfish? Introduce them to the people they great and hate.
They're against expensive social programs that take money out of their own pockets? Have them give directly and protectively. It's both cheaper and more effective.
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