What are successful outcomes for people experiencing homelessness?
For most of us, the answer seems to be a no-brainer: housing.
However, moving people into housing is often an output because the success is to help people improve their situation and reach some form of housing stability. Thus, reaching low recidivism rates is an outcome measure we should pay attention to, especially after one or two years.
The following article, entitled Rethinking Homeless Shelters from the Ground Up, which was recently published by The Atlantic’s CityLab, provides an example of ground-breaking approach of how to design a program that is outcome-driven.
We need new, bold thinking and align it with our funding sources to drive true change that improve people’s lives long-term.