How Houston Housed the Homeless

How Houston Housed the Homeless

Over the past few years, an ever-greater proportion of my work has been devoted to solutions journalism. While the approach is hardly new, what’s developed recently is a movement for a conscious, formalised, and rigorous style of investigative reporting focused on achieving progress. The New York Times ran a short column called Fixes for many years, but earlier this year it scrapped that and launched a project called Headway, which publishes in-depth analyses of struggles for improvement, warts and all. This recent example – written by architecture critic Michael Kimmelman – explores how America’s third largest city was able to move 25,000 people off the streets and into homes.

  Guest curated by Peter Yeung

From Weekly Filet #Special, in July 2022.

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