While the city has been effective in the past few years in helping homeless people get off the streets, they have not done enough.
Temporary housing and shelters create a revolving door. Navigation centers should be scaled to meet the need in each neighborhood, rather than a one size fits all strategy across the city. Homeless individuals are able to get off the streets briefly, but there is a failure to move them into permanent housing and provide employment opportunities. Without appropriate resources, they ultimately find themselves right back out on the streets. I will ensure:
- Funds dedicated to homelessness are being spent effectively.
- More permanent supportive housing is built.
- Long-term employment and mental health services are expanded.