I have written several times about the issues of homelessness. For me trying to address the issues that cause and surround homelessness is a moral one and a reflection of Sacramento as a community. However, as studies are completed and new data collected, it is becoming clear that solutions to homelessness, specifically housing, are less costly to provide than dealing with the health and social costs caused by homelessness itself. In short, providing housing saves lives and money.
In addition to his council duties, Jay works as an independent consultant and policy advisor on education reform and youth policy and strategies.