Fix Homelessness How to rebuild human lives
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Michael Shellenberger

Discovery Institute’s Fix Homelessness initiative offers innovative research and compassionate solutions to the growing crisis of homelessness, addiction, and mental illness facing many American cities. Our mission is to serve as a resource for policy leaders, business owners, and neighborhood organizations trying to meaningfully reduce homelessness and to help those suffering realize their full human potential.

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The mission of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty is to apply the perennial truths of economics and ethics to the urgent challenges of today. We are building a sustained argument against the progressive ideological regime that increasingly dominates America’s institutions and rebuilding the foundation of the nation’s first principles: freedom, equality, charity, and the pursuit of happiness for all.

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Downtown San Francisco with California Street at sunrise, San Francisco, California, USA
Downtown San Francisco with California Street at sunrise, San Francisco, California, USA

California’s Epic Homeless Nightmare

What’s the matter with California? “It’s suffering from San Fransickness,” which is “pathological altruism,” answers Michael Shellenberger, author of the book “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities.” Read More ›
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Hangers with clothes and sizes on rail
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Homelessness Will Not Be Solved With a One-Size-Fits-All Solution

Mark Horvath has interviewed a countless number of homeless people for his YouTube channel, Invisible People. Based on his own experience and these interviews, Horvath is a Housing First advocate, arguing that our efforts must be focused on housing in order to fix homelessness. Is Horvath right? Read More ›
USA flag and models of house. VA direct home loan concept.
USA flag and models of house. VA direct home loan concept.
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Solutions to Homelessness: Orting Veterans Village

Tiny home communities such as these are doing more than simply providing a safe place to sleep. They are providing the homeless and disaffiliated with a community. Since disconnection from social supports is one of the most common traits among the homeless, this inherent communal design is vital. Read More ›