“But if the causes of modern, mass homelessness are complex, fortunately the remedies are relatively simple. We know what works: Now, we just need investments in the solutions at a larger and more sustained scale.”
And while no one wants to think of families with children facing homelessness, they often are not visible.
“Homeless families suffer largely out of sight, it’s homeless single adults — particularly those with severe and persistent mental illness — who haunt our streets, parks and subways. For the ‘chronically homeless,’ supportive housing, which combines stable housing with mental health and other services, is most effective at helping them regain the stability needed to turn their lives around.“