Could the answer to California's homelessness crisis lie in simply giving people money? A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California and the San Francisco-based nonprofit Miracle Messages suggests that offering unconditional cash payments to the unhoused may be a powerful tool in the fight against homelessness.
The study, which followed around 70 homeless individuals in Los Angeles and San Francisco who received $750 per month for a year, yielded promising results. Participants reported a significant improvement in their ability to meet basic needs like food and shelter. Moreover, the data showed a striking decrease. . .