Federal homelessness policy: A robust political economy approach

  title={Federal homelessness policy: A robust political economy approach},
  author={David S. Lucas},
  journal={The Review of Austrian Economics},
  • D. Lucas
  • Published 1 September 2017
  • Economics
  • The Review of Austrian Economics
In the wake of the financial crisis, the United States government introduced a new large-scale initiative to address homelessness. The policy mandate is marked by both an unprecedented increase in federal funding and a dramatic reallocation of resources toward Housing First, a service model emphasizing immediate housing subsidization. Although this service paradigm has received support from a sizeable literature, our knowledge of its success to date has been limited. This paper sheds light on… 
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