We are very reassured to find that the nation’s largest newspaper, The wall Street journal finally understands that it is not only possible but desirable to end homelessness instead of simply to manage it. However, the Wall Street Journal only allows subscribers who pay with access to the full story. if anyone has access to the full article please let us know so we can share it with the community.
Homeless in America
By Julia Vitullo-Martin
Can urban street homelessness be ended? In a sort of Nixon-goes-to-China reversal of expectations, the Bush White House argues that the answer is yes — and is putting substantial effort and resources (over $4 billion annually) into proving it. “We’re setting a new marker in front of the country,” says Philip Mangano, executive director of the White House’s U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. “After 20 years of seeing the problem get worse, we’re no longer ‘managing’ the homeless crisis. We’re ending the disgrace.” He cites impressive declines in street counts since the White House started their big push in 2003: …