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June 14, 2019: Homelessness and housing first
In Medicine Hat, Alberta, the average person experiencing homelessness is on the street on average for three days before being rehoused. Compared to other jurisdictions, their average seems like a miracle, but it isn’t. How did they do it? The revolutionary “new” approach to fighting homelessness, the housing first approach.
On this episode of Let’s Talk About, Jason discusses homelessness in Canada, and why having a safe, stable place to live is the most important part of getting someone’s life back on track.