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LifeMoves seeks to build network of homeless housing projects, calling for funding and political willpower

Original post made on Jul 13, 2021

When Aubrey Merriman joined the nonprofit LifeMoves as its new CEO in April, he had to hit the ground running. Now he wants to lay out a path to eliminate homelessness, banking on big financial and political support.

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Posted by redhawk524
a resident of another community
on Jul 13, 2021 at 3:07 pm

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You'll never end homelessness because the more you build, the more that will come.

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Posted by Xbr976
a resident of another community
on Jul 14, 2021 at 11:04 am

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After three-four months living in a Lego block how is one going to transition to a place in the country’s most absurdly priced rental market? I just see this as an insoluble problem.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 19, 2021 at 1:38 pm

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It was possible for the Bay Area, circa WWII, to rapidly increase the use of resources for housing. It need be no different today. @Xbr The issues of "transitional" and "very low income" (=small to me) are not the same - and are a very important distinction and real concern. An "unsolvable" problem might be mitigated by the "proper solution" (or solvent :)

Land - expensive but Not as Big an Issue as it Has Been - it just involves a transition in Public Policy. Local Public Policy. Reform zoning away from the Berkeley 1916 exclusive R1 (single family Only) "economic segregation" model, and use City Owned Land and MVWSD owned land for some low cost housing (in Cuesta Annex and Cooper School unused areas, YIMBY).

Posted by ted k
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 20, 2021 at 11:32 am

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