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Mark Piper lives in Chicago and works in the nonprofit sector. He is an alumnus of Amate House, a service organization sponsored by the Archdiocese of Chicago, and he edited the book Interrupted Presence: Eleven Stories of Finding God in Times of Trouble.
A public policy solution to homelessness may sound good but actually make the problem worse. Who pays for that mistake? (iStock/Dejan Marjanovic)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mark Piper
Anyone involved in choosing public policy, directly or indirectly, must consider the possibility that the wrong option will actually make a problem worse.