14 July 2022

Jim Hinch on drugs, homelessness, and California policies

Journalist Jim Hinch tries to look objectively at what is and isn’t working with respect to our state’s policies surrounding the nexus of housing and drugs. In a recent story in Zocalo, Hinch notes the fact that 50% of America’s unhoused population lives in just three states — California, Oregon, and Washington. In this week’s podcast, he compares and explains policies such as “harm reduction,” “housing first,” “supportive housing initiatives,” “drug decriminalization,” and 12-Step faith-based sobriety programs. 

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