Eric Fruits on Homelessness
National Review – ICLE Senior Scholar Eric Fruits was quoted by National Review in a story about the Biden administration’s new framework proposal to address homelessness. You can read 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.”