During the pandemic, all people experiencing homelessness were housed in motels with state money. This provided stability and shelter for people making them actually feel like people cared. According to one person experiencing homelessness, “for once someone was actually doing something, instead of just saying something”
The Motel Program should have been used as a bridge to end homelessness, investing in housing to transition people directly from motel to housing. Instead, people are sleeping under bridges again. On July 1st, 700 people were forced out of the program.
On September 23rd, (Thursday) 500+ more people will be kicked out including families with children. There is no reason for this program to end, except that the Governor doesn't have the political will or compassion to change course. Let’s push him to.
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