Architecture for Humanity - SF
Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Gavin Newsom yesterday convened the first of many promised meetings of his new "Homelessness Cabinet," made up of representatives from roughly 10 city agencies wrestling with the problem. And just down the road Santa Cruz rebuffs their regional homeless efforts by exploring a new Intelligence Program: the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).

While HUD is proposing changes to the continuum of care planning process in a Homeless Consolidation Concept, shouldn't we be paying more attention to The Bringing Home America Act which is co-sponsored by 38 congress people, and represents the most comprehensive data inquiry and legislative proposal to ending modern homelessness in the US?

This week Matt Smith tells us A Tale Worth Telling about an elderly german man worth millions who left money to the city to help the poor. Now that City Hall has moved forward with a supportive housing project for the elderly in the western addition the NIMBYism again points out the ideological paradox of neighborhood anti-development activism.

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