It takes a constellation of choices and variables to create or eliminate homelessness. These include:

  • The cost of building a home:
  • Land prices.
  • Ease and cost of permit fees.
  • Helpfulness vs. hostility of building department.
  • Labor costs/engineering costs.
  • Building codes and engineering codes including foundation.
  • The ease with which people can build their own home.
  • Environmental mitigation fees.
  • CCandR's that require minimum square footage.
  • Banning low cost renewable homes.
  • How many small homes can be built on an area of land.
  • The helpfulness and warmth of neighbors.
  • The education system: What it teaches and for how much:
  • Is home-building included.
  • Is managing accounts included.
  • Is self-employment included.
  • Is creative thinking included.
  • Is time-management included.
  • Is engineering included.
  • Government policy:
  • Does everyone receive guaranteed land at birth?
  • Is there a national goal that is measured in which everyone has a home?
  • Is there a message that homeless people matter?
  • Do policemen help or burden the homeless demographic.
  • Is job-training available?
  • Are live-in mentorships available.
  • How public land use is defined.
  • How much parental training does a government provide free of charge.
  • How much trauma training and awareness does a government provide.
  • How much R and D does a government invest in trauma.
  • An attitude of entitlement:  https://www.wnd.com/2009/03/92966/
  • The level of relationship skills our culture teaches: Courtesy.
  • The competency of parents.
  • The cultural paradigms.
  • Value hierarchies within the culture, reflected in time and money.

This article sheds light on unconscious instinctual bias: http://www.psych.uncc.edu/pagoolka/cdps287.pdf