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Solutions to Homelessness are multi-dimensional:
Designers and architects think about the built dimension: https://housinginnovation.co/
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2021-04-29 Here’s one of LA’s solutions: Tiny Homes on an un-natural grid

MANY BUILT SOLUTIONS from Rapid Shelter: https://housinginnovation.co/rapidshelter/

Do homeless people have the right to sleep on the street? Yes they do.
https://www.governing.com/topics/public-justice-safety/tns-homelessness-cities-cannot-prosecute-when-no-shelters-available.html The constitutional ban on “cruel and unusual punishment,” under the Eighth Amendment, prohibits “criminal penalties for sitting, sleeping, or lying outside on public property for homeless individuals who cannot obtain shelter,” said the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The state, the court said, “may not criminalize conduct that is an unavoidable consequence of being homeless.”

If experiencing homelessness in Atlanta or in need of temporary shelter here is a list:


Solutions by City & Country:

“Housing First” Solution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Housing_First : Provide shelter then deal with the mental problems and addiction that plague the chronic homeless.
Being homeless makes it hard to quit drugs or crime. Shelters are often dangerous, because they are full of desperate people. Some homeless folk prefer to sleep rough, though that is risky. Street sleepers are often robbed and often get ill. When American and Canadian cities tried first giving homeless people a place to live and then working on behavioural problems, the approach saved more money on police, jails, shelters and health care than it cost. The “housing first” model seeks to place people in supportive housing without preconditions, such as sobriety, and to provide social services afterwards.
Although America pioneered this approach, it has not been scaled up. Instead, the Finns have adopted it and nearly halved their homelessness rates in the past decade. Homelessness among ex-servicemen in America has been cut substantially by dedicating federal funding to this sort of service, suggesting that the approach can work outside the Nordic countries. Houston also credits the approach with reducing its homeless counts by more than half in less than a decade. A study of Denver’s programme suggests that permanent supportive housing, though costly, ultimately saves public dollars because it avoids the huge costs of policing, hospitalisation and providing emergency shelter for the homeless. MORE: https://www.economist.com/united-states/2019/10/19/homelessness-is-declining-in-america

Finland: https://www.economist.com/europe/2019/12/18/finland-has-slashed-homelessness-the-rest-of-europe-is-failing

Atlanta USA Solutions: Visit www.homelessshelterdirectory.org to review a comprehensive list of homeless outreach organizations in the Atlanta area, to become involved in the outreach effort nearest to your home or heart.

Los Angeles USA: https://www.dezeen.com/tag/homeless-housing/

London England:

Oregon USA :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qQ0ou3hA10&feature=youtu.be

Denmark/Sweden Solutions (BIG Bjork Inghams Group):
(1) Copenhagen Denmark  https://www.curbed.com/2018/10/16/17980936/bjarke-ingels-copenhagen-affordable-housing-dortheavej
(2) Stockholm Sweden https://www.bdcnetwork.com/big%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98wooden-hillside%E2%80%99-residential-building-stockholm-officially-opens?eid=216496154&bid=2301617