National Progress in Reducing Homelessness
Posted: November 7th, 2014 under Councilmember Burgess.
Laura Green Zeilinger, the Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, recently shared encouraging news about successes in reducing homelessness around the country when evidence-based practices like Housing First, permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing are employed.
Overall homelessness is down nearly 10 percent from 4 years ago. Unsheltered homelessness is down 25 percent. Veteran homelessness is down by 33 percent.
Here is the press release, and the video below is worth watching too.