one size fits all fails all
In 2013, the federal government implemented Housing First as a one-size-fits-all approach to homelessness. They promised this “evidence-based practice” would end homelessness in a decade. Instead, federal data shows that homelessness rose by over 16%, despite a 200% increase in spending. Why then, does this policy remain in place at the federal level, and in over 230 communities across the United States? Why do policy makers continue to invest in failure?