You can blame Rosalyn Carter for this. Her activism in mental health started the push to place mental health treatment back into the communities and shut down asylums. Thus, the homeless problem was born. Then, states took it a few steps further and reduced funding. This problem will continue to get worse because some folks think it is cruel and inhumane to commit someone to a mental facility against their will and force them to take meds. When they stop taking meds, their families lose patience with them and kick them out.