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Hello D10 Neighbors,
CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO ON HOMELESSNESS
City Council Committee on Homelessness
Camping Ban Enforcement & Triage
Growing numbers of unhoused neighbors are living in encampments across our city.
They are more susceptible to crime and physical health issues. Many also have behavioral health and/or mental health needs that aren't being met. Leaving them on the streets simply isn't a humane option.
Sweeps should be re-imagined to use evidence-based practices & human-centered design principles, such as:
Prioritize encampments for abatement by level of risk to surrounding areas & residents.
Dispatch cross-functional teams, in advance, to initiate assessments & sustained supportive services.
Identify temporary shelter - like Safe Outdoor Spaces or Tiny Home Villages - where services are co-located or available via regularly scheduled mobile units, & provide transportation to it.
Public Information Campaign
My Pledge to You
Taking Accountability Seriously
Before long, I was leading the neighborhood PTO and garnering support for ballot initiatives to improve our school district.
I also chaired the board of a $15M social services agency, co-leading it through a successful merger and a national CEO search. My decade there taught me so much about addiction treatment, addressing homelessness, and providing effective mental health services.
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