The Current | Sep 28, 2012 | 25:36

Housing First Model: Combating Homelessness

Today, we look at a proposal to combat homelessness: Give the poor a place to live. It sounds perfectly obvious, but it just may be that providing a patchwork of emergency services for a street person is a lot more expensive than first finding them a roof.

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