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In our opinion: Utah's Housing First program proves successful

Large decrease in chronic homelessness in past decade

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  • Hagoth Hayden, ID
    Jan. 4, 2015 3:21 p.m.

    Freedom Fighter... I to hope you are being sarcastic. I lived with my family for 4 months in our Suburban truck due to lack of money. I had just finished my masters degree, even had a job but could still not afford housing. We were eventually able to secure a gov. loan to get into a house, which I am so thankful for. 10 years later we are still living in and paying off that house. Making judgments of why people are homeless helps no one... we need to be giving and as Christ said, "turn not the beggar away." No one should ever be living on the street... lets help them up, not down.

  • Sweet Ginger Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2014 9:28 p.m.

    Great to hear about this program! It has really saddened me to see the many homeless we do have!

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    June 21, 2014 11:39 p.m.

    @freedomfighter

    I really really hope you are trying to be sarcastic.

  • FreedomFighter41 Provo, UT
    June 21, 2014 4:23 p.m.

    This is socialism! If the poor choose to be homeless then we should let them be!

    The poor are only poor cuz they choose to be so!

  • liberal larry salt lake City, utah
    June 21, 2014 6:33 a.m.

    Its good to see that Utah is adopting the basic tenants of the Common Ground movement.

    The concept started in New York City, and uses tax payer money to provide housing and other services to the chronically homeless.

    The total cost to the community is decreased because once people have housing it can be the springboard for ending addiction, finding a job, and dealing with medical problems.

    It nice to see Utah has the common sense to adopt a socialist style program to redistribute tax payer wealth to our neediest citizens. It really seems to be working!