Posted: Wed. August 17, 2022, 1:03pm PT
Independent Institute Chairman and CEO Mary L. G. Theroux talks about how she became involved in the homelessness issue in San Francisco. She describes how the policy of "Housing First" is not addressing the root of homelessness. If housing is first, she says, what is next? Trauma, addiction, and mental health needs to be addressed before people can live and thrive independently. Mary's documentary Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope tells the story of how San Francisco and other cities can solve the homelessness problem in the US.