In June 2021, the Biden Administration removed a federally-commissioned report on the efficacy of United States’ homeless policy. The report, previously posted on the USICH and HUD websites, included the first-ever data illustrating the abject failure of Housing First since it was instituted as a one-size-fits-all solution to homelessness in 2011-2013. The report also includes the steps that need to be taken to reverse our country’s spiraling homelessness crisis. Fortunately, TPPF kept a copy of this report which is available to be downloaded below.
Representative Andy Barr, upon learning of the report’s removal, took this issue to the financial services committee under which homelessness falls, and passionately requested the report’s reinstatement. Unfortunately, his request was voted down on a party-line vote, but thanks to Representative Barr, the report, and its removal, are now in the Congressional record.