A 74% success rate strikes me as pretty dang good, especially when we’re talking about scary homeless people.
I mean, on what basis do we have to judge this as anything but excellent? Is there another program sitting on the shelf with a similar success rate? If so, I want to hear about it.
You could come up with the most fantastical program and it would still come up short for some small recalcitrant minority. But here’s an idea. We give everyone who wants to cooperate a no-strings-attached apartment. If they still want to sleep on the streets, arrest their asses. Then institutionalize them, if need be. Release them as soon as they start saying all the right things. Rinse and repeat for however long it takes. Or we can wait for them to commit an actual crime and then arrest them. Maybe with the majority of homeless people squared away, law enforcement would have extra resources to go after the “problem” people.
The public is outraged when homelessness is criminalized. But perhaps guaranteed housing would change people’s minds about this. I know it would for me.