While its primary subject is major metro areas, and especially coastal cities like L.A., San Francisco, Boston, and New York, it shows what we know to be true here in Lancaster too -- we simply need more housing for households at every income level in order to avert significant homelessness.
Homelessness Is A Housing Problem reviews commonly assumed factors like substance abuse, mental illness, and even poverty rates. And the authors point out that city-level statistics do not show significant connections between these factors and rates of homelessness. Instead, rising housing costs and housing scarcity are much more closely linked to homelessness.
This book is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand more deeply why it is so important for Chestnut Housing to invest in creating more housing in our community in the coming years.
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