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City acting on homelessness

Most people believe the homeless population in Spokane consists of individuals who have nowhere to go and no one who cares. By the visibility of the homeless, you might conclude they’re a discarded part of society. It’s the chronic homeless population visible under the bridges of I-90, and one would wonder about the concern Spokane may or may not have of the homeless. The issue is these individuals don’t want help for various reasons, which inevitably puts Spokane in an awkward position.

Spokane continues to seek long-term solutions for the homeless and has joined nonprofit organizations. Together many efforts have been made with construction of housing, revamped housing programs to meet their needs and the commitment of millions of dollars to fund existing programs for around-the-clock services.

Spokane is headed in the right direction and deserves recognition for its efforts. City leaders are committed to addressing those who are resistant to help. There’s a lot more going on than what the eye can see.

Carolynne Critchlow


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