The New York Times gave a lot of space to this story by reporter Michael Kimmelman that has it all: the meaning of housing first in action, the role of municipal leadership, the power of collaboration across all sectors, the history and impact of federal policymaking (the role of our CoCs!), and the continuing limits and barriers in our system.
How Houston Moved 25,000 People From the Streets into Homes of Their Own is an amazing primer for all who are doing or interested in this work. It demonstrates what is possible while making clear the challenges that remain.
It’s a big story, so plan for more than a few minutes (or take it on a walk with you – it’s on audible, too!). Let’s read it together and USE IT as we continue to push for the real solutions. Hope and inspiration and determination are here for the taking!