I sat down with Dr. Robert Marbut, Jr., a renowned national consultant and the homelessness czar under former President Trump, to discuss why he is optimistic about the future of addressing homelessness with robust solutions.
While Seattle wrestles with its own homelessness problem, a small suburb to the Emerald City’s east has been saving homeless mothers and their children from cycles of abuse, addiction, and homelessness for over twenty years.
All is not lost. Our politicians may not have a grasp on how to fix homeless, but ordinary people might. Take, for instance, Alan Graham and his Community First! Village in Austin, Texas. What started as a mobile food truck serving the homeless has exploded into a 51-acre RV community providing not just a home, but a transformed life, to those experiencing chronic homelessness.