A few days ago a story ran on the news about how the city was finally getting rid of the tents around town, they were celebrating a victory. Then right after that a front page newspaper story announced how the mental illness issues and emergency room stays for the homeless were rising in the last 4 years. Now if people could put two and two together. Maybe the rise in mental illness among the homeless and the jump in emergency room costs are related to the “tents in the trash” programs (which, coincidentally, began around 4 years ago).
Another precious news story from just today: The homeless rates are going down from 2005 to now. If they would study the amount of homeless dying every year (which surely has risen) they might see the cause of the decline. As usual, public policy has chosen the low road to solving the problems of homelessness.
- Homeless Hero Is Homeless No More (on.aol.com)
- U.S. Rep. Kelly talks about homelessness in Erie (goerie.com)
- When homelessness hits home (solidgroundblog.wordpress.com)
- How do you view homelessness? (homelessnessinsavannah.wordpress.com)
- Thieves steal van used to feed homeless (newsnet5.com)
- Illinois homeless granted special Bill of Rights (illinoisreview.typepad.com)
- Rev. Rice Returning to Site of Arrest (stlouis.cbslocal.com)