Homelessness continues to be a stubborn problem despite many well-intentioned programs. A new experimental study finds that giving homeless people thousands of dollars in cash helps get many of them off the streets for good, calling into question many assumptions about the homeless and how they got that way. Experts discuss the new program and its implications for ending homelessness.


  • Nan Roman, President, National Alliance to End Homelessness
  • Dr. Jiaying Zhou, Canada Research Chair and Assoc. Prof. of Psychology and Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Univ. of British Columbia
  • Rutger Bregman, historian and author, Human Kind: A Hopeful History

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  1. I just discovered this program on a just discovered radio station. This is an Amazing Prospective on the Homeless. I began working with the homeless in the 70’s with a bus where we fed homeless, mostly Veterans, who preferred to live in the bush, then shelters.


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