Andrew Stelzer: Radio & Print Journalist

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San Francisco’s “housing first” philosophy makes some accommodations for homeless alcoholics. But there’s a more cutting-edge experiment taking place elsewhere, and advocates say the city needs to get on board: housing explicitly for alcoholics — where they would be allowed to keep drinking.

This story aired on KALW in November 2017.  A Print version was in the San Francisco Public Press.