Van Mag Homeless


It was a bold effort, integrating police, psychiatrists, social workers, and life coaches to deliver permanent supportive housing — including “medical, psychosocial, and rehabilitation services” — to thousands of street people in scores of low-rent buildings and private apartments. But amidst this remarkable transition in civic thinking, and the gigantic experiment in social engineering it has triggered, the question remains — how do you accommodate the hundreds of people who hate being corralled?