Rising homelessness points to welfare reform blowback

The homelessness statistics are out again, and once again show a steady increase in the number of families losing their home. Popular perception is that people become homeless after some personal catastrophe – divorce, job loss, perhaps alcoholism. The real reasons stem far more from our dysfunctional housing market, as starkly underscored by the latest figures.

Nearly three in ten (27%) households accepted as homeless between April and June lost their home because their landlord simply decided to stop letting … Read more