Obama Sets Deadline to End Homelessness

Obama Sets Deadline to End Homelessness

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homeless man in DC, (c) geri weis-corbley, 1979President Obama made it clear that ending the “national disgrace” of homelessness was a priority when he first took office.

Today he is set to embark on an ambitious and bipartisan social initiative designed to end homelessness by the start of the next decade.

Instead of cutting social programs, the administration is determined to make them work more efficiently. The plan, known officially as Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, takes best practices established when President George W. Bush made homelessness a priority in 2003.

“Investing in the status quo is no longer acceptable,” explains Obama in the plan’s introduction. “Given the fiscal realities … our response has to be guided by what works. Investments can only be made in the most promising strategies.”

(READ the story at Newsweek.com)

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