Letters to the Editor

Check out Utah’s approach to homeless

Homeless initiative’s within Thurston County require a concerted effort by all stakeholders to conduct a fact finding trip to the tha State of Utah. In 2005, Utah adopted a 10-year plan to end chronic homelessness. After almost a decade years, enormous progress has been made, with a current 72 percent decrease in the number of chronic homeless, from almost 1,800 to less than 500. Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News (READ). http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605568/Utahs-Housing-First-program-proves-successful-with-large-decrease-in-chronic-homelessness-in-past.html?pg=all. The Wheel exists! Let’s use it!

Douglas Hettler

Olympia

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