There has been an increase in members of our community losing their homes. We should be investing in temporary bridge housing especially for our children and our homeless veterans.
By adopting a Housing First philosophy and investing in facilities to assist with mental health, drug addiction, job training and job placement, we will actually save money. I have spoken with emergency room nurses, law enforcement, and first responders and they all agree that the money would be better spent on solving the homeless issue rather than emergency services.
I know many people have expressed concerns that there are people sleeping on our streets and in our parks. We can have a compassionate, respectful community-based solution to creating safer and cleaner communities.