There has been a lot of great press around the nearly eradicated chronic homelessness in Utah, which has made people wonder if such a feat can be accomplished in other areas. It looks like Seattle is determined to prove that it can make similar strides.
Not every homeless person is mentally ill, but a large percentage within the chronically homeless population face mental-behavioral health recovery and so we need quality, community-based care in tandem with affordable housing to help them.
I firmly believe the faith-based community is our best chance of ending homelessness. However, we must adapt to new models and new ways of thinking, and we must embrace disruptive change to help better serve our communities.