Ending Homelessness

Yes, there exists a solution to homelessness.   I did not create the solution, I do not have the means to implement the solution, but from all my experience with homelessness, I know for a fact that it works.

Still, a problem remains, and so does homelessness.  The reason being, the people with the ability to implement this solution are not doing so.  Not yet anyway, not to the degree necessary to actually bring homelessness to an end.

The reason for this is simple.  The solution to homelessness is different than how homelessness is currently viewed.  To implement the solution, everyone working in the homelessness industry will have to change what they think and do regarding homelessness.   Ending homelessness will require a massive paradigm shift. 

The organizations and facilities that are currently addressing homelessness are so entrenched in the old way of doing things that they struggle to comprehend anything different.  When told of the new paradigm, they become confused, their eyes glaze over, they cannot see the forest for the trees.

From my standpoint, from my understanding of things, about all I can do is to begin educating people about the solution with the hope that eventually enough of the right people, with the right resources and influence, will begin to see the solution for what it is and adopt it as their own.

The solution to homelessness is not some wacky crazy idea with radical notions.  Actually, the solution is the result of a great deal of research, and developed by people who are scientifically minded, who are focused on provable, verifiable, results.   Our federal government has recognized this solution as being effective and is rewarding communities that implement this solution with financial support.  

When I say "provable, verifiable results" I'm talking about the actual ending of homelessness.

The ONLY program devised so far, that has generated positive proven results is this thing called, "Housing First".   Yes, it actually works, and has been working in several cities in the U.S., reducing the homeless population by significant numbers.

To learn more about "Housing First" and what all I has done to reduce homelessness, check out these websites:
http://endinghomelessness.org
http://usich.gov

Thank you.  Let's end homelessness in my lifetime.   (I've got about 20 years left to me.)