Added 20 December, 2013
In the United States, Republicans are often seen as the party of self-reliance, unconcerned with those who can't pull their own weight. So it's with some surprise that the very Republican state of Utah is leading the trend on the issue of homelessness by offering persistent, long-term homeless people places to live with few strings attached. The State of Utah is providing permanent homes to chronically homeless people without requiring them to abstain from drugs or participate in supportive treatment programs. or an expectation of abstention from drugs or alcohol, but on the basics of good tenancy. According to supporters, the initiative is already paying dividends. Will other American states follow Utah's lead? WikiTrend says yes.