An end to homelessness?
The state of Utah is working on a 10-year plan to eliminate homelessness.
The solution? Provide homes for the homeless.
The Utah plan provides the homeless with their own apartments, and provides job training and various social services such as substance abuse programs to help participants make an eventual and full return to society.
Can such a scheme work? A reported 69% fall in chronic homelessness over the past five years suggests that it can.
The “Ten-Year Strategic Action Plan to End Chronic Homelessness” plan aims to complete its goal by 2014.
Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell says he is "amazed" by the results so far. "The costs and inputs were worth it, because the outcome was awesome," he said.
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