One of the problems with addressing homelessness is that it’s a slow-moving target. So even after the economy has bounced back, homelessness can continue to rise. The upside is that if it’s a slow-moving target, it means we still have time to catch those people before they fall. So if we expect that homelessness is going to go up a lot in 2022 and 2023, now is the time to put in place a better safety net.
That’s an excerpt from the opening of my interview with Camille Squires at City Monitor, where we dive into my report with the Economic Roundtable and my recommendations for the future of policymaking around housing, unemployment, and homelessness. Click here to read more.