A few years ago, the state of Utah launched a novel strategy to combat its chronic homeless problem. It just gave everybody a home.
On the surface, this sounded like a crazy move. Most of the state’s 2,000 chronically homeless population had significant mental health issues and substance addictions.
Frankly, they didn’t seem like ideal candidates to be trusted with the keys to a house. (The traditional approach had always been to place the homeless into shelters until they were deemed ‘housing ready’.)
And yet, the idea worked like a dream. More