“Once assisted, people tended to stay housed.”

Bloomberg : The View
Proven Reforms Help Beat Homelessness Even in Tough Times by: the editors
January 1, 2012

“Just as it’s clear that rapid rehousing works well for the situationally homeless, it’s also clear that long stays in expensive transitional shelters do not. Accordingly, HUD should allocate more to rapid rehousing and less to shelters. Local governments, which have considerable leeway over housing spending, needn’t wait for the department to reallocate; they can redirect general HUD funds they receive.

Experience over the past five years demonstrates that homelessness is not an insurmountable challenge. With the right measures, significant progress is possible.

To contact the Bloomberg View editorial board: view@bloomberg.net.”

for full text click on link:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-01/proven-reforms-help-beat-homelessness-even-in-tough-times.html?alcmpid=view

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not quite sure why bloomberg, who squashed the “advantage program” for housing is publishing this article, but let us hope it is a sign of change in his thinking…

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