(NPR) Kelly Mcevers, July 2, 2018 — A decade ago, Utah set itself an ambitious goal: end chronic homelessness.
As of 2015, the state can just about declare victory: The population of chronically homeless people has dropped by 91 percent.
The state’s success story has generated headlines around the country, and even The Daily Show With Jon Stewart looked to Utah to understand how the state achieved its goal.
In fact, Utah still has a substantial homeless problem. The overall homeless population is around 14,000.
I get probably two to five