One Way to Get People Off the Streets: Buy Hotels

New York Times: For homeless people, a place to live is life changing to a degree that almost no other intervention can provide.

The article is excellent and deals with recycling run down hotels that might otherwise be demolished for use as housing for the homeless.

San Francisco and NYC are almost unique situations, but cites such as Lancaster cry out for such solutions to the homeless problem. For example, a Lancaster candidate might be a large hotel to the north of Lancaster that appears to run a  low occupancy despite having a couple hundred rooms.

Part of the problem may be jurisdictional, since motels may lay outside of cities. But yet the remoteness of motels can be offset by lack of public opposition.

I am open to suggestions along this line. Involvement would likely add years to my life.

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Updated: April 19, 2021 — 9:04 am