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A Difference of Philosophy Edit

Many programs begin with requirements that homeless persons must fulfill in order to be provided more than temporary / transitional shelter. If these requirements are minimal, as they had been decades ago in many programs, the effort required to make these conditions possible could be made easily. However, as a focus on expenditures and results came into the forefront of social programs making investments in individuals, some of these requirements became increasingly difficult for any of these individuals to meet, either in a timely way, or frequently to meet these requirements at all.

Housing First advocates might argue that while public monies spent upon and invested in individuals should be accountable in terms of the "return on investment", and that this may indeed mean that certain efforts must be made, requiring the most difficult accomplishments before there is a safe and more permanent shelter available, is actually counter-productive, and is a greater waste of efforts and capital than a Housing First approach.

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