I won’t comment; I’ll just point out:
A long overdue civil grand jury report released Wednesday says that the city should be proud of getting over 4,000 homeless people into housing since 2004 but distressed at the scene on the streets.
Panhandling, public drunkenness and street loitering are still an unpleasant reality downtown.
The mayor and others are now admitting what the grand jury reported – that a majority of those on the streets are not homeless. The head of the city’s homeless program, Dariush Kayhan, estimates that 50 to 75 percent of street people live in supportive housing. (Emphasis mine.)
Read the rest here, because it’s got interesting points about lifestyle choices, civic decision-making, public policies, and the inadequacies (and adequacies) of housing for the poor.Email This Post To A Friend
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