“We as a Society Are Paying for Somebody to Be on the Streets” (NPR)

New YorkBrenda Rosen, quoted above, is the director of Common Ground, a company that manages supportive housing used by many formerly homeless patrons. This housing includes a doctor, social workers, and security. No, it’s not free – but neither, Rosen says, is homelessness. Trips to the ER, shelters, and jails cost more for New York than the services provided by the facility described above. And so begins a heated debate about whether housing counts as health care – and who should be responsible for it.

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