Homelessness is one of our country’s most urgent, tragic and solvable crises. We cannot end homelessness, however, by ignoring the evidence about what works. For this reason, NLIHC, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and other national leaders are urging organizations to sign onto a letter expressing concerns about the Trump administration’s rejection of evidence-based approaches to ending homelessness.
Sign the letter at: https://sforce.co/2UfhhZY
It is critical that any federal effort to address homelessness is rooted in evidence and data. Dr. Robert Marbut, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), rejects evidence-based approaches to ending homelessness, including “Housing First” and initiatives to stop the criminalization of homelessness.
Housing First and anti-criminalization efforts are supported by decades of learning and research, which has led to broad, bipartisan agreement that the solution to homelessness starts with an affordable home coupled with supportive services to help individuals address other challenges, not with a ticket or jail.
To end homelessness once and for all, our nation must significantly expand investments to make homes affordable for people with the lowest incomes, and Housing First and efforts to stop the criminalization of homelessness must remain the foundation for any federal approach to addressing homelessness.
Please sign onto this national letter to ensure that any federal action on homelessness is based proven solutions and then tweet about it using the hashtag #HomesEndHomelessness.