Republican State Gives Free Houses to Moochers, Cuts Homelessness by 74 Percent

Speaking of our coming congressional debates about food stamps and waste, I’ve been looking for a reason to share Kerry Drake’s column about Utah’s Housing First initiative. Eight years ago, under Gov. Jon Huntsman, Utah started an experiment in which chronically homeless people—first 17, then 2,000—were given apartments and full-time caseworkers. The goal: Instead of shrugging and cursing when the homeless showed up half-dead at emergency rooms, they’d try to get them into shelter and, hopefully, independent living. If that didn’t work, they’d still keep the apartments.

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See, doing good doesn’t hurt anyone.

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