Many may believe the myth that establishing services for homeless people will cause homeless people from all around to migrate to a city. A recent study, however, found that 75 percent of homeless people are still living in the city in which they became homeless.
We need a similar study in Savannah, or better yet, with a more engaging outreach effort we can get that data for Savannah.
We have written about the mecca issue before & our perspectives are generally a “so what” answer.
We believe that if we have effective programs that are getting people out of homelessness & we’re getting them out because of the innovations in services that we see are possible & available then we will be
- How do you view homelessness? (homelessnessinsavannah.wordpress.com)
- Where’s Savannah heading on this whole criminalization issue? We hope NOT where Columbia SC wound up! (homelessnessinsavannah.wordpress.com)
- Container housing & other innovative approaches to housing for the homeless & others | Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World: Bridgette Meinhold: 9780393733587: Amazon.com: Books (homelessnessinsavannah.wordpress.com)
- Ending Homelessness in Savannah, What’s in it for YOU | Ignoring the homeless costs more in the long run (homelessnessinsavannah.wordpress.com)