The Modern Homelessness Crisis

Andrew Hening
5 min readJun 14, 2022

I have spent the last 12 year working to end homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area, and after all this time, rarely a week goes by that I don’t hear some version of “There’s no point trying to solve homelessness. It’s just a choice.”

While I have the professional experience of working with hundreds, if not thousands, of people trying desperately to get back inside, rather than dismissing the notion of choice, I want to reframe it within systems thinking.

A system is simply an interconnected set of people / things / ideas that is organized in a…

Andrew Hening

UC Berkeley MBA and Harvard-recognized culture change leader sharing tools, strategies, and frameworks for untangling complex and messy challenges.