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East Coast Offers Homeless Insights as West Coast Struggles

November 8, 2017
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 photo, medical outreach workers Ella Cantrell, left, and Bonnie Coover, right, talk with homeless clients Wilson and Maria Maldonado in New York. New York's right-to-shelter policies mean that most of the city's homeless population is not on the street on any given night, providing one possible approach to the homeless crisis on the West Coast. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) The Associated Press

In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 photo, medical outreach workers Ella Cantrell, left, and Bonnie Coover, right, talk with homeless clients Wilson and Maria Maldonado in New York. New York’s right-to-shelter policies mean that most of the city’s homeless population is not on the street on any given night, providing one possible approach to the homeless crisis on the West Coast. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) The Associated Press

New York’s right-to-shelter policy succeeds in getting most of the homeless off the street each night – making them far less visible than in other cities – but it also comes with a cost, the Associated Press reports.

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