By Ken Stern 

Adding to the housing solution

From the editor-


Articles last week in the San Diego Union-Tribune and the New York Times highlighted the causes of homelessness and the needed solution. The west coast headline was “Cause of homelessness? It’s not drugs or mental illness, researchers say,” while the Times answered that question in their headline: “A housing shortfall.” Both stories sourced the University of Washington’s Gregg Colburn, an assistant professor of real estate. His new book, “Homelessness is a Housing Problem,” is co-authored with Clayton Page Aldern, a data journalist.

Editorials on this page have repeatedly made the point that d...

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