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Is the homeless problem soluble?

While the Sawantistas are touting recreating the failed housing projects of the 50s, people actually working on the problem seem to be making headway.  Chronic homelessness has declined by 10 percent over the past five years, and veteran homelessness has dropped by a third in the same time period, the Associated Press reported in February.

Meanwhile, deep in the bowels of Texas the number of homeless people residing in shelters or in public spaces in the Houston area has dropped 46 percent in the past four years!

“It’s incredible,” Marilyn Brown, president and CEO of the Coalition for the Homeless, told the Houston Chronicle. “When we see the result — that the number of homeless has been cut in half — we see we’ve gone from managing homelessness to ending it.”

Maybe if we could actually look at this Seattle might get something done.


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