The Surprising State of Homelessness in America (hint: it’s decreasing)

Stephen Lurie of The Atlantic covers the decline of homelessness in America and notes the surprising lack of coverage in the news media of the remarkable 17% decline in homelessness from 2005 to 2012 (7 years).  It’s interesting to note some of the major points here are:

  • Federal action has been a major funding source for programs
  • Innovative programs have focused on putting homeless into housing before treatment and therapy

Leading to the conclusion that, because there is no one trumpeting these advances in the public realm, that these programs and innovative are threatened with extinction — possibly from sequester-based cuts or from other federal financial cutback deals.

Article: The Astonishing Decline of Homelessness in America

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