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Did Salt Lake City Really Solve Their Issue With Homelessness?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

While Salt Lake City may not have actually given all of their homeless population homes, what they’ve done certainly says a lot about homelessness.

In 2015, a segment on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” touted Salt Lake City, Utah’s approach to their population suffering from homelessness as a miracle cure. The segment, at the hands of reporter Hasan Minhaj, painted a beautiful and simple picture: all Salt Lake City had done to rid themselves of homelessness was to give the homeless homes. It’s a novel idea and the numbers seemed to back up their report, leading to the story being picked up by The Washington Post, NBC News, and L.A. Times. The immense success left some wondering: if it was such an effective policy change, why didn’t more cities adopt it? Beyond that, did Salt Lake City really solve their chronic homelessness issue?


The Homeless Population of Baltimore

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015


In 2013, a large group of volunteers took to the streets of Baltimore to conduct a census of the homeless population. The census was given the name “point in time” and was conducted by a group of volunteers called “The Journey Home” along with the Mayor’s Office of Human Services. The goal of the census is to have a solid number to go along with the growing problem of homelessness in the city of Baltimore. However, volunteers also found that while there are such a large number of homeless individuals within the city, many are suspect of any help that is offered. Some of the sad and important findings of this census are as follows:


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