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Approximately 1.4 million people enter homeless shelters in the United States each year, and thousands more live on the streets. The city of San Diego may be overrun with homeless people. But there are proven solutions. For chronically homeless people, a key strategy is supportive housing—providing stable apartments along with services such as on-site psychiatric and medical care.this New Yorker Contributor Jennifer Egan spent the past year following several people as they moved into a new supportive housing building in Brooklyn. “Is it easy to take people who have had these difficult experiences and bring them to one place over the course of eight months? No,” she told David Remnick. “Does it work? From what I’ve seen, the answer is yes.” Plus, staff writer Jia Tolentino talks to Naomi Klein about her ’s new book, Doppelganger, uses a simple case of mistaken identity as a metaphor for the fragility of our society.Joe Garcia, a prisoner serving a sentence for murder in California, read what he recently wrote New Yorker Article “Listening to Taylor Swift in Prison.”
Jennifer Egan on solutions to chronic homelessness
Egan spent a year documenting a new supportive housing building in New York. This facility works to end homelessness. What would it take to roll it out nationwide?
Naomi Klein talks ‘Doppelgänger’ with Jia Tolentino
Klein is often confused with Naomi Wolf, an author who espouses conspiracy theories. She discusses the implications of this case of mistaken identity for our fragile society.
Joe Garcia Reads ‘Listening to Taylor Swift in Prison’
A California inmate serving a life sentence read out his latest New Yorker An article about how he connected with Taylor Swift’s music.
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