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How a Mindset Shift and Policy Reform Could Decrease the Homeless Population

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A runner-up in the Student Voices scholarship program suggests that we must change our mindset and reform policies to make a differenceCynthia Lu is another runner-up in our Ark Law Group Student Voices scholarship contest, where we asked, “What are some of the issues involved and possible solutions regarding the 500,000 homeless in America?”

She proposes that states need to adopt a Housing First approach that provides permanent housing and services to homeless individuals, which requires both a mindset transformation and a policy reform. There is too-often a revolving-door of homelessness, especially due to incarceration, which makes it difficult to break the cycle from streets to prison and right back to the streets again. Working solutions will need the collaboration of multiple stakeholders, from government officials to service providers to issue activists.

Click here to read the full essay by Cynthia Lu.

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