A state of housing insecurity whereby individuals rely on public spaces or temporary shelters for respite.
Proponents of a Housing First model believe that rapid deployment to permanent housing is the optimal response to homelessness. They believe that governments need to fill gaps in housing and social services left by businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations.
Proponents of stronger vagrancy laws believe the homeless prevent the use of public spaces and diminish private property values through their actions. They argue that it is not the government's responsibility to provide long-term solutions to homelessness caused by individual decisions.
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