Martha R. Burt

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Martha R. Burt is a policy analyst at the Urban Institute. This article is based in part on the author’s recent book, Helping America’s Homeless: Emergency Shelter or Affordable Housing? Production was supported by a grant from the Melville Charitable Trust. Views are those of the author and do not represent those of the Melville Charitable Trust or The Urban Institute, its funders, or trustees.

Time for a Common Sense Policy on Homelessness

On any given day, at least 800,000 people are homeless in the United States, including about 200,000 children in homeless families. Over the course...