Health insurance and other programs, including temporary shelters, will only help alleviate some of the effects and consequences of homelessness, as expressed in this study. To avoid and mitigate homelessness, concerted efforts to resolve accommodation, income maintenance, and discharge preparation are required.

In the United States, the issue of homelessness will continue and intensify until the decline and degradation of housing units for people with low incomes is reversed and subsidized housing is made available more generally. There may be a misunderstanding that homeless people would refuse proposals of decent and suitable accommodation because of recent media exposure to the reluctance of some homeless people to live in institutional homes.

The federal government has accepted, as a question of administrative decision, its duty to help maintain that any American family has access to affordable housing for nearly five decades, starting with the National Housing Act of 1938.

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of homeless people due to the retreat from the dedication over the past few years. The committee claims that this dedication to accommodation should be reaffirmed if the health issues created by homelessness are to be avoided.

Growing the number of housing units for low-income residents clearly needs substantial budgetary contributions. However, the shortage of funds is only one of several impediments to rising the availability of accommodation.