Although vulnerable people rely on various services and programs, the attention and care they receive is not coordinated or effective, so they are left no better off in the long run than when they initially sought help.
At one time or another, we've all come across street people, most of whom find themselves to be intermittently or chronically homeless. But the scope of homelessness runs deeper than what a cursory glance renders or a brief interaction elicits.
The race for the Democratic presidential nomination has pitted a dreamer against a realist, right? Bernie Sanders is the unrealistic one, and Hillary Clinton, the pragmatist, is the candidate who can get things done.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, the twin housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been in a conservatorship. Yet, the status quo in Washington seems to be dug into keeping them hamstrung in permanent confusion.
Although a plan for privatization and other questionable cost-cutting remedies are not as clearly outlined as in NextGen NYCHA, once again we must be concerned that a new generation of problems will not be addressed by the prescribed road to a cure.