Impact University: Homelessness

Healthcare

The Health-Care Cost of Homelessness >

In the past year, Los Angeles has dedicated billions of dollars towards housing the homeless. The effort is, in part, aimed at addressing the city's exorbitant health-care spending on this population.

Public Policy

So Little to Ask For: A Home >

Kristof, N. (2016-04-07, The New York Times): "The United States has 64,000 families who are homeless, including 123,000 children, and many will be permanently harmed by the experience. We have growing evidence that traumas like homelessness can flood a child's brain with a stress hormone, cortisol, and impair brain development." Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times, takes a closer look at the damaging effects of homelessness and the proposed policy that could greatly impact the nation.

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