Homelessness Could Be A Thing of the Past/
Follow Utah's formula for eliminating homelessness.
Homelessness does not have to be a cruel reality of the city. It may be true (doesn't have to be) that the “poor we shall always have with us”. But our brothers and sisters shouldn't have to walk the streets without a place to come home and rest, as well as be shielded from the harsh elements. ( as well as other hazards of living on the streets)
Utah Is An Excellent Model to Follow For Solving Our Nation’s Homeless Problem:
The state of Utah has nearly conquered it’s homeless problem by simply providing shelter– and stats show that this humane practice has actually saved the state money!
In the past nine years, Utah has been successful in decreasing the amount of homeless by an amazing 72 percent! This has been achieved in large part by finding and building apartments where they may reside on a permanent basis– no strings attached. Not only is it a program, but it’s also an important philosophy, called “Housing First.” The effort affords homeless people the greatly-needed-stability that is absent in temporary solutions like that of; shelters and halfway houses.
People get to keep their state-provided apartment even if they haven’t been able to quit abusing substances. (This is significant as substance abuse is very complex and unique to the individual and often takes a considerable amount of time to treat–with the reality that many who have this disease will suffer relapses. ) In this way, “Housing First” has been more successful at keeping people off the streets than typical transitional housing, which requires that homeless people must become employed and sober before they will be even entertain the idea of more permanent forms of housing.
Utah State officials found that “Housing First” actually saved the government money over time, especially due to the fact that it encourages people to become self-sufficient a whole lot sooner.
Utah’s Housing First program cost between $10,000 and $12,000 per person which is about half of the $20,000 it cost to treat and care for homeless people on the street.
We would like to help the homeless housing problem here in the uk with a similar efforts,providing homes for the needy like the ones in the pictures, HomesForHomesless will indeed save cities money, while reducing the ugly realities that surround our fellow human beings living on the streets/
Please help us make this happen!!!
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