December 26, 2012
Homes for the homeless: a smart investment in dignity (Monitor's Editorial Board, December 26, 2012, CS Monitor)
Two decades ago, a simple idea was floated in the United States: Give homeless people a home rather then temporary shelter and their sense of personal dignity will rise, opening the way for them to solve their problems.The idea finally spread nationwide under President George W. Bush and has been enhanced by President Obama. This has led to an amazing result: Despite the drop in personal income and a rise in poverty caused by the 2007-09 recession, homelessness has dropped in recent years, according to new data.
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 26, 2012 2:48 PM