In all societies, there are certain individuals who are more vulnerable than most. In our communities, the chronically homeless visibly fit into this category. Despite this, current policy dictates that these broken individuals prove they are worthy of help before it is offered - survival is not enough.
There is also invisible homelessness and those with chronic housing insecurity. Current policy allows only for crisis management. For those who are one paycheck away from eviction, it can save them this month but does nothing to alleviate the stressors. For those already homeless, but 'lucky enough' to be staying with friends or family there are fewer resources.