Houston Has Housed 25,000 Homeless People With Apartments of Their Own
Houston, the fourth-most populated city in the country, has a "housing first" approach to homelessness that has reduced its rate of homelessness over the last decade by 63%. They focus on getting homeless people into one-bedroom apartments as fast as possible, and worrying about things like jobs, drug addiction, mental health issues, etc. later. This strategy is proving to work as a national survey recorded a 31.6% drop in homelessness Statewide, mainly due to Houston's success.