2 thoughts on “How Utah Will Soon End Chronic Homelessness

    • Claire, can you believe it? For once, they are taking the right approach in addressing the serious issues relating to homelessness. I have long stated that homeless shelters are NOT the answer. In fact, they do more harm than good and in continuing to fund homeless shelters as opposed to moving the homeless into their own homes, it is costing more money in terms of ER visits, lack of mental health intervention, etc., because the homeless cannot become stable unless they have a ‘stable’ roof over their heads. I have no idea why people have been having a hard time figuring something so simple, out. But then again, I shouldn’t be surprised that the focus has been on keeping homeless shelters up and running because there is money to be made running a shelter. In many states, when the homeless go to the Department of Health and Human Services, that department will contact a shelter and pay for the homeless person to stay there. So, why house them if I run a shelter and get state funding? It would be in MY coffers best interest to keep ’em homeless. We are some real shits, that we are.

      But this story has given me much hope, if only doing the right thing will spread!

      Thanks for stopping in Claire! Good to see ya!


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