Homelessness in Houston

… is a rare, craphole state success story. Apparently the key to addressing homelessness is to put people in apartments. Who would have thunk it?

{{{ There were arguably three elements. First, the city had strong political leaders who herded nonprofits so that they worked in unison rather than competing. Second, Houston’s lack of regulation makes it easy, quick and cheap to build new apartments: Building a small one-bedroom can cost less than $200,000, while Los Angeles spent as much as $837,000 per apartment for people who were homeless. Third, Houston focused less on general help, such as handing out jackets or providing counseling, and more on moving people into apartments and providing ongoing care to keep them housed. }}}



When the land is readily available, no problem. There is no available land in LA.