The big problem with homelessness is that the "programs," and other services currently being used to help the homeless, are about as advanced and effective as bloodletting is to cure cancer. Science has only just begun studying this new human condition we call homelessness. And what little that is known is being ignored and silenced by the majority of people who would rather pass moral judgment on homeless people than seek out a scientific understanding. The solutions to homelessness are not going to be found in churches or jail cells or government bureaucracies, but in institutions of higher education. Scientists, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, etc., these are the people who could discover real cures to homelessness, if only we allow them. But currently, they are not involved, and no one is yet willing to involve them in the search for a cure.