President Obama has vowed not only to reduce homelessness but to end it once and for all. In article featured on Public Manager.org, Secretary Donovan talks about what the Administration has done so far to reduce homelessness and what lies ahead.
In the current political climate, the debate over government’s role has often been about “more versus less”—more government services, programs, and taxpayer dollars, versus reduced services, fewer rules, and less federal investment. But my two decades of experience in the public and private sectors tells me that families sitting around the kitchen table and sending their kids to school every morning aren’t interested in abstract theories about whether government should be big or small. They simply want to know whether it can be smart and whether their tax dollars are producing results that impact their lives and communities in a positive way.
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