We've wondered about this very direct approach for some time at CitySquare.
Making the transition to the domestic, U. S. poverty context would likely present some new, unique challenges.
However, I continue to believe that there is an application to be found here for a place like Dallas. I base my opinion/hunch on my high regard for "the poor" and my trust that low-income persons can do a great deal for themselves.
What do you think?