Dr. Paul Guerin, Homelessness in Albuquerque

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What should the approach be to increasing homelessness in Albuquerque?

UNM’s Paul Guerin is the Director of the Center for Applied Research and Analysis and one of the author’s of a definitive study, demonstrating that for vulnerable Albuquerquians, “housing first” saves money.

Host Stephen Spitz will question how admittedly higher housing costs can be outweighed by fewer emergency room visits, prison time, and extended hospital stays. We will then look into whether the new Gibson Shelter fits with this model. Finally, a significant number of our low wage workers are homeless or are rent burdened. This is because of an increasing shortage of affordable housing.

We will examine how, if at all, this can be addressed.

Produced with assistance of Roman Garcia and Lynn Schibeci

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