Housing the Homeless

A PROGRAM THAT WORKS

For the past dozen years, Pathways to Housing, a New York City nonprofit organization, has been helping to reduce the problem of chronic homelessness by a radical strategy: giving homes to people with histories of mental illness. Most of Pathways clients also have substance-abuse problems. These are the very people most housing programs do not consider eligible even to apply for housing.

On any given night, somewhere between eight...

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Jay Neugeboren is the author of seven novels, five books of nonfiction, and three short-story collections.

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