Homeless Crisis Solutions?

While this editorial from the Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/opinion-influencers/article231930648.html focuses on the lack of affordable housing with some logic as the gentrification of the many skid rows (Old Sacramento being just one example) across the country, has led to a marked reduction in affordable housing; the related increase of government subsidies to the homeless for many reasons, SSI being one of the main ones, https://www.disability-benefits-help.org/disabling-conditions has made it very possible for two or more people to pool funds for housing.

However, while the editorial did mention the increasing likelihood of addiction being a root cause of homelessness today, as noted in this recent article we posted, https://riverparkwayblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/is-addiction-the-issue-rather-than-lack-of-housing/ that hasn’t yet made much dent in the popular narrative among homeless advocates and government funders as outlined in the Bee editorial, that housing is the issue.



About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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