When you’ve worked in and around unhoused folks — or if you’ve ever experienced a precarious financial situation yourself — you hear a lot of myths. Not like Greek mythology about the heavens. These are more like tall tales — except people believe them to be absolutely factual.
Here are just a handful of things I’ve heard stated as the gospel truth:
If you provide cash assistance, people will just spend it on drugs.
If you put people into transitional housing, they’ll never get into stable housing. ...