If we address some other issues we may make it easier for people to be able to afford a place to live? (I apologize for some of the language but the message is important!)
Owning their own home gives someone a better outlook in life:
Homeless / Housing in the news: Where Nearly Half of Pupils Are Homeless, School Aims to Be Teacher, Therapist, Even Santa
Someone did a report: The State of Homelessness in America 2016
Someone has a plan: Facts on Homelessness
"Develop effective solutions for those on the street, including targeted outreach and appropriate facilities and services, particularly for persons with substance-abuse and mental-health problems
Strengthen the system of shelter and services that enable persons who are homeless to make the transition to stability and job readiness
Provide permanent solutions – jobs and housing – so that people can break the cycle of homelessness and become stable and productive citizens
Strengthen homelessness prevention programs so that no one ends up in shelters or on the streets; this includes reinvesting in economically vulnerable neighborhoods, improving the school system, making sure people have access to health care, and providing jobs at a living wage"
Sounds like a pretty good plan.
Los Angeles is going to try do to something:
The town I live in has a great program:
Reports above say the homelessness situation may be improving. If you are a veteran living on the streets or have been evicted from your apartment because you were laid off, it doesn't feel like improvement to you. We need to make more affordable housing available. One of my first commitments after I get elected is fixing the issues veterans have getting health care from the VA. I will address the homelessness of veterans and others while looking into the VA. https://va.gov/homeless
We have to address this: