Ending The Invisibility Of Homelessness

Really great article worth reading.

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[tc_dropcap]Last night in San Francisco, 6436 of our neighbors slept on the streets or in shelters.[/tc_dropcap]

The lack of affordable, safe, and supportive housing is a scourge on society. It costs $90K to maintain a human being on the streets for a year, compared to $18K to provide supportive housing to a previously homeless person. Over the last 10 years, an influx of 75,000 people have moved to San Francisco, while only 17,000 new housing units have been built.

We can end chronic homelessness by 2020 by providing affordable, safe, and supportive housing options to the homeless and by electing representatives who will fight for housing as a basic human need.

But providing support means understanding that the needs of the homeless extend beyond housing.

“They” are individuals and they need to be able to tell their stories.

Stories like Ronnie Goodman’s, a 54-year old artist and half marathon runner in…

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