Home For Good featured in New York Times Editorial

Home For Good featured in New York Times Editorial

Los Angeles County is often called the homeless capital of the nation. However, in the past couple of weeks Los Angeles County has been making headlines for the right reason - housing its most vulnerable neighbors. Earlier this month, the New York Times released an Editorial about Home For Good. The article highlights year one housing placements- over 3,000 homeless individuals moved into permanent housing!  The article says:

"What makes those numbers so impressive is that Home for Good focuses on the hard-core homeless. Those troubled individuals are only about a quarter of the homeless population, but are a disproportionately heavy drain on public resources as they cycle through emergency rooms and jail cells.”

In the coming years, Home For Good’s success will depend on communities’ willingness to take responsibility for housing their homeless neighbors. Jerry Neuman, co-chairman of Home For Good, says it best when he states,

“...the answer is 'scaling down,' having each community take responsibility for the chronically homeless in its own neighborhoods. The homeless population, he said, is far less transient than many people believe. Reaching out to them, he said, thinking small, is the way to make a large dent in a huge problem.

To read the full article please visit: New York Times


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