Cavecche Housing/Homelessness Q1
The issues of homelessness and housing affordability intersect more than they are linked. Homelessness is an issue with many moving parts; mental health issues, drug addiction, early prison release, unemployment, lifestyle choice, and housing affordability. Of course we need to build more affordable and transitional housing that not only gets people off the street, but also helps individuals and families get to a place where they can survive on a day-to-day basis on their own. We could build shelters and transitional housing everyday for decades and it will not solve or eliminate the over arching problem of homelessness.
Do we need more affordable housing? The answer to that is, of course we do. But this is a problem that needs to be approached from many angles and even then, there will still be a large group that either will not or cannot live a life off the street.