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Tackling Homelessness One Family At A Time

For many foster children, going back to their own families is complicated because their parents are homeless.

"Children of homeless families are in foster care 30 percent longer than children who don't have families who are homeless," Morse says.

Eric Morse is the chief operating officer of the nonprofit FrontLine Service. His organization will work with homeless parents to find housing, apply for benefits and learn daily living skills before the children re-enter their lives.

"When bad things happen to people, they're ability to maneuver the world and become good parents becomes compromised, so what we're doing is helping to address that underlying trauma so that they can re-write their narrative and start to become better parents," Morse says.

And results will have to be proven, Morse said. The program uses a financing model called Social Impact Bonds and is being promoted by the White House.