Homelessness

Homelessness

Staff Heavy Service Area, Not Responsive to Communities of Color

I suggest you...streamline the number of employees who work in the area of homelessness to enable more resources to go directly to services for creating job opportunities for homeless people, especially the working poor and for providing direct services to meet their mental health and physical health needs. This unit has too many employees. Secondly get more agencies of color, civic groups, faith based organization... more »

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Incentives for homeowners with open bedrooms to help homeless

Develop a program to connect people who own their homes and have rooms empty with people that need a place to stay. Right now a lot of people are having trouble making their mortgage payments, and many of them have empty bedrooms. There could be a financial incentive for the homeowner and there would be more beds for people who desperately need them. There are programs to connect with landlords with apartment buildings,... more »

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Stop funding SHARE and seek better solutions for the homeless

I suggest you stop funding SHARE. SHARE is an activist organization, more concerned with advancing their own agenda and profiting from the city than with their supposed mission of bettering the homeless. SHARE recently moved a shelter into the Wallingford neighborhood this week through what has become a practiced model, of selecting a church to serve as a front (hiding behind the legislation that allows churches to... more »

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STOP Spending money on Share. Find a true solution.

cut the funding to Share. We need to be spending our funds on organizations that are trying to solve homelessness issues. Helpgin people get back on their feet and helping others get the care they need. Not spending money on an organization that simply finds locations for people to stay and then force these individuals to help with their political agendas.

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Homelessness and Neighborhoods

It seems that the city of Seattle has given SHARE and various churches the right to make decisions about neighborhoods that do not include participation of the residents of those neighborhoods. Putting homeless people in tents in the middle of winter in Seattle is NOT a solution to homelessness! Why can't the city put the money we are currently giving to SHARE into establishing warm, water-tight shelters (eg, buildings)... more »

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Please continue to fund SHARE.

I totally disagree with this letter. It actually sounds like it was submitted by someone with impaired perceptions. We have hosted SHARE at Christ Episcopal Church for several years. It has been a very successful relationship - and I feel proud that I can be a part of a program that helps provide shelter to those without. I wish we had the facilities to do more. Please do not consider denying funds to this group.... more »

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keep funding share

it is very important to our community that you continue to fund share. I am greived that folks choose to put so much energy into such negativity about a program that is working to improve the lives of members of our community who are often ignored.

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