Unrelated, but I'm looking for some help with a project I'm trying to get off the ground over the next month or so. Our city budget hearing season is coming up where you can go to budget hearings and give input into the city's discretionary budget. But really since it's one of the few accessible ways to get in front of every city council member, you can gripe about anything. Last year we did this as a group in my neighborhood to get a stretch of a street rebuilt that has been neglected for two decades and has caused a lot of problems for people. We as a group hit up all of the almost 30 hearings to make our voice heard. This year I want to organize a coalition to push for comprehensive and compassionate solutions to the growing homeless situation in our city.
If you know of any articles, resources, etc, that other cities or communities have done to combat homelessness, please send them my way.
I don't want to show up and just say "fix homelessness". But I need to educate myself more.