Town Square

Post a New Topic

Santa Clara County pledges 'housing first' mindset in nationwide homelessness initiative

Original post made on Jul 12, 2022

Santa Clara County is the 100th community to join the federal initiative "House America," which pairs local governments with federal funding to tackle homelessness with a "housing first" mentality.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, July 10, 2022, 8:53 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Aletheia
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jul 12, 2022 at 10:48 am

Aletheia is a registered user.

If you think the reason residents of the encampment pictured are homeless is because they cannot afford housing you are gravely mistaken. The reason has nothing to do with affordability and everything due to mental illness and addition. This is yet another government boondoggle to distribute taxpayer money to their personal and corporate supporters. Keep voting democrat!


Posted by Roberta Benson
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 12, 2022 at 11:01 am

Roberta Benson is a registered user.

Mayor Licardo of San Jose has it right...convert motels to homeless units.

Palo Alto has a plethora of mediocre motels along El Camino Real in Barron Park.

Outside of accommodating Stanford-related events like football games and graduation + Silicon Valley-related business conferences, these motels serve no purpose other than to jack-up lodging rates when busy.

Get rid of them as they are a Barron Park blight.


Posted by jones
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 12, 2022 at 11:20 am

jones is a registered user.

Above is correct. Billions of dollars have been thrown at this problem nationwide. Where are the results? Spend taxpayer money on programs that help mental illness and addiction.
Is this housing free to the occupants, i.e. paid for by us the taxpayer? Or will these people have some skin in the game and have to help pay for it?


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

In order to encourage respectful and thoughtful discussion, commenting on stories is available to those who are registered users. If you are already a registered user and the commenting form is not below, you need to log in. If you are not registered, you can do so here.

Please make sure your comments are truthful, on-topic and do not disrespect another poster. Don't be snarky or belittling. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

See our announcement about requiring registration for commenting.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

James Beard Award winning chef Traci Des Jardins' restaurant el Alto abruptly closes its doors in Los Altos months after highly anticipated opening
By The Peninsula Foodist | 14 comments | 9,280 views

Palo Alto's bold proposal to jumpstart home electrification
By Sherry Listgarten | 24 comments | 5,564 views

San Bruno Wins Food Trend Craze with First Plant-Based Gas Mart
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 2,925 views

How Much Time do You Spend Outdoors?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,295 views

Is Palo Alto Utilities ready for our increasing demand for more electricity?
By Diana Diamond | 9 comments | 2,212 views