Alliance provides feedback on shelter options



Alliance provides feedback on shelter options

A Home for Everyone, the coordinating body developing long-term strategies to address homelessness, received a presentation that included a subcommittee recommendation for organized camping as an option.
A Home for Everyone, the coordinating body developing long-term strategies to address homelessness, received a presentation that included a subcommittee recommendation for organized camping as an option. The Alliance has consistently advocated that safe, indoor shelters are the most humane way to address homelessness and continues to maintain that should be the top priority. However, should organized camping be considered, the Alliance provided criteria that should be met, including the use of modular shelters instead of tents, limiting the number and duration of sites, outreach and service provision, public health and safety inspections and enforcement against non-sanctioned, illegal camping. Read the letter.