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LifeMoves Mountain View promises to help homeless clients find stable housing in three months. The majority of them don't.

Original post made on Mar 30, 2023

A monthslong investigation found that LifeMoves Mountain View's much-touted interim shelter program struggles to find its residents permanent housing, and faces allegations of understaffing, poor conditions and mishandled complaints.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 30, 2023, 9:19 AM

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Posted by SRB
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Mar 30, 2023 at 11:56 am

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Great piece of journalism, kudos to the Voice.

Disappointing to read how Lifemoves is trying to re-define its goal as transitioning clients to "stable-ish" housing.

Posted by SalsaMusic
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Mar 30, 2023 at 3:02 pm

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This is pretty even keeled reporting by Malea. She’s gotten better at telling stories from both sides. Good piece.

Posted by Juan
a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2023 at 7:33 am

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Thank you for the quality investigative journalism.

It is not enough to have good intentions, we need to see good results. Funding should go to programs that yield good results, and based on the findings published here, LifeMoves is not a program that yields good results.

Posted by LongResident
a resident of another community
on Mar 31, 2023 at 7:08 pm

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Maybe I'm just pessimistic, or maybe I'm just realistic. 3 to 4 months seems like too short of a period to solve a problem for someone in this situation in the local area. Consider that Mountain View has failed to construct as many BMR units as RHNA has required over the past 8 years. Doesn't that almost certainly lead to a very difficult housing situation for lower income people, consider what was required in RHNA was not even enough in the first place.

And staffing problems have beset all sorts of endeavors in our area. Why should Life Moves be any different, and why should it be surprising that given a lack of staff, they have difficulty?

Posted by Bruce Karney
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 4, 2023 at 12:22 pm

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Really great reporting.

Posted by Rouel - Urban Living
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 4, 2023 at 6:06 pm

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I have posted a comment in the Mountain Voice that is also relevant here, so am posting the link:

Web Link

Thank you,

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