Changes are continuously occurring in communities across the nation. Whether they are national policies or architectural changes to local buildings, changes often add to the hardships of homeless individuals. Yet more recently, there is a trend leading the other way, and favorable policies are heading in a better direction for the unhoused community.
When discussing homelessness, the term affordable housing often always appears. We often hear that the lack of affordable housing is the root cause of homelessness, and that we need more affordable housing as the solution. But what exactly is affordable housing, and how will it help those experiencing homelessness?