Giving people money turns out to be an incredibly effective tool in ending homelessness


A Vancouver study gave $7,000 each to 50 people living on the street. The effect was immense.

“There’s a narrative that you can’t give people living in poverty money and they can’t be trusted to make wise financial choices,” Williams says. “We just thought it was time to disrupt those excuses.”


By Adele Peters

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Missoulians for a Dignified Encampment Facebook Group

Please join “Missoulians for a Dignified Encampment” if you’re also interested in collaborating with agencies, officials, and camp occupants to determine an alternative to the high-risk conditions at the Reserve St. encampment.


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