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December 16, 2017
WFCR Local Features
WFCR Local Features
"Housing First" For Homeless in Springfield
(2007-07-11)
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The problem of homelessness has been dogging policymakers for years. In the past, many federal programs required homeless people to get sober, get a job, or get into mental health treatment before they could get housing. But in a new approach called "Housing First", the homeless are given apartments up front, and then offered help.... WFCR's Karen Brown profiles a "Housing First" pilot program in Springfield, Massachusetts that just marked its first anniversary.
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