More must be done to end homelessness

I would very much like someone, anyone to explain how my income is too low for low-income housing assistance. There must be maximum minimum for assistance! I am a 67-year-old senior, semi-disabled, who has worked and paid taxes for 50 years, paid off all creditors, but will be living in my car in a week. There are so many military houses that have been sitting empty, rotting. Perhaps the government could use those for low income and generate a little money. Why can’t the homeless camper use the national and/or the state campgrounds? I do realize there would need to be rules and regulations; but what do you have now: murders, drugs, robbery, and fires.

It certainly seems like this state wants to hide the homeless, not really help them. All the rebuilding of the city, the new homes, and apartments, just not for the poor. Perhaps there should be some kind of guidelines for monthly rental charges.

How does a county that is facing a possible recession can afford to send billions of dollars in planes, weapons, military personnel to Europe? I understand we want to help countries retain their freedom. But I also believe we should make sure the citizens should be a priority.

S.A. Holmstrom


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