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Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 20, 2022 1:16:32 PM

Has America misdiagnosed the problem of homelessness? In her article “Does Poverty Cause Homelessness?” Marchauna Rodgers argues that we have. She says the error is that we've equated it with a lack of resources, or specifically one resource—a home. As a result of that misdiagnosis, she claims, government programs and social services have focused on addressing symptoms rather than root causes.

It’s easy to see how we went astray. It’s right there in the word: home-less-ness. If someone is home-less, it would seem we could rectify that situation by providing the thing s/he is lacking.

Toward Better Relief and Development

Oct 22, 2019 10:50:59 AM

We must develop relief and development systems that stop rewarding behaviors destructive to both homeless people themselves and others. 

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 10, 2019 12:45:15 PM

Homelessness doesn't begin with a lack of housing. Most of the time, it begins with a lack of healthy relationships.

The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

Nicholas Walker had prestige, respect, and power. But it was empty without real, loving relationships.

Does Poverty Cause Homelessness?

May 22, 2019 9:06:34 AM

Treating symptoms without correctly identifying the cause can be fatal. If we're going to end homelessness, we have to solve the right problem.

Does God Hate the Rich?

Feb 10, 2017 11:23:23 AM

Does God's particular tender care for the poor mean he doesn't love the rich? What is the biblical way to see rich and poor?

The Year in Review: How Did God Show His Love for the Poor in 2013?

Dec 31, 2013 3:49:00 PM

A Look Back: How did God show his love for the poor in 2013.