TED Talk on Housing First

From PADS Board Member Brent Newman:

"What may at first seem to be a "liberal" social idea is, actually, also firmly based in "conservative" fiscal policy. This is perhaps one of the best explanations of the "what" and "why" of Housing First I've seen."

What do you think would happen if you invited an individual with mental health issues who had been homeless for many years to move directly from the street into housing? Loyd Pendleton shares how he went from skeptic to believer in the Housing First approach to homelessness -- providing the displaced with short-term assistance to find permanent housing quickly and without conditions -- and how it led to a 91 percent reduction in chronic homelessness over a ten-year period in Utah.