Minimize restrictive policies and procedures

Governments need to act with urgency to eliminate inefficiencies because the human toll caused by homelessness is tragic. Legislative leaders should direct county or city managers to undertake a thorough evaluation of internal policies and procedures, and identify any that impede efficiency in procurement, contracting, hiring, and housing development. Eliminating or reducing such policies and procedures will enable agencies to expeditiously acquire and deploy the resources and assets needed to prevent and end homelessness.