Eric Fruits on Homelessness

National Review – ICLE Senior Scholar Eric Fruits was quoted by National Review in a story about the Biden administration’s “housing first” plan to address homelessness. Read the full piece here.

Eric Fruits, vice president of research for the Cascade Policy Institute in Portland, said in an email that there is no substantial published research to demonstrate that housing-first strategies lead to improved health outcomes, reduced healthcare costs, or a reduction in overall homelessness. “It is clear,” Fruits said, “that none of the jurisdictions that have used a Housing First approach have ended or even significantly reduced their homeless population.”