Rethinking How to End Homelessness

Jan 30, 2017

To cure homelessness, give priority to the most challenging individuals. That radical rethinking of the issue served as the starting point for the two-day Summit on Homeless Solutions that began Monday  in Santa Rosa.

Iain De Jong speaks at the Homeless Solutions Summit in Santa Rosa Monday morning.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

 Using a triage process--similar to that employed in a hospital's emergency room-- to determine who among the homeless is in the greatest need may seem like a resource-intensive approach.  And in some ways it is. But in the big picture, says Iain De Jong, it is also surprisingly cost-effective.