A new story from Vox on the challenges of addressing homeless encampments draws extensively on Abt’s researchers. In identifying some of the barriers to rehousing people experiencing homelessness, the article cites Abt’s report on homeless encampments for HUD, the first national study of its kind.
Additionally, experts Nichole Fiore and Meghan Henry spoke with reporter Rachel Cohen. Meghan offered background information on the Portland, Maine, encampment that anchored the story, and Nichole was quoted, saying, “If the goal is to close down the encampment and get people indoors, I think we need to be asking, ‘What would it take to get you indoors?’ And really open up that conversation.”
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