Tag: housing

From Streets to Shelter

October 30th, 2014

Even though we provide millions of dollars for supportive housing, according to the One Night Count last January 3,123 people remain on our streets county-wide, without permanent shelter. This is a public health and public safety crisis–for those who are unsheltered and for everyone in the community. I heard powerful testimony from those who attended […]

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Nickelsville: a self-governed encampment

July 12th, 2011

Councilmembers Nick Licata, Tom Rasmussen, Sally Clark and I visited the encampment on Marginal Way on Thursday afternoon, July 7th.  The Nickelodeons, as they call themselves, were waiting for us and introduced us to their camp rules, their code of conduct, and most importantly, to themselves. I have written about encampments previously (see the Dignity […]

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