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Architecture To Combat Homelessness


Utah has decreased its homeless population by 74% over the last eight years, and is on track to completely eliminate the problem by 2015. At a time when other states have seen their homeless populations skyrocket, this is a remarkable achievement. Utah's winning strategy is stunning in its simplicity: Give the homeless houses. If other states begin addressing homelessness directly and efficiently by providing permanent, supportive housing, what can architecture do to respond?

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