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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.

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

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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

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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

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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?

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