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What Can Be Done About Homelessness?

By: Judith L. Herman and Frank W. Putnam



In the midst of a homelessness crisis, Joey, a homeless veteran, poignantly describes the heart-wrenching experience of feeling invisible on the streets, underscoring the urgent need for compassionate and effective solutions. Despite decades of policy efforts, including Housing First initiatives, systemic challenges persist, fueled by the deinstitutionalization of mental health care and austerity measures. It's time for policymakers to confront the stark reality faced by individuals like Joey and prioritize comprehensive solutions that address the root causes of homelessness.



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