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BetsyC commented on Affordable? How would we know?

I agree we should have a better understanding about what "affordable" housing is and what it costs all of us to provide.



However the problem is what it costs because housing is a commodity that is more about making people money than it is about provide safe and truly affo…

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BetsyC commented on Affordable? How would we know?

What existing HUD facilities?


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For many chronic street level homeless, this is true.


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Although I support many things to address homelessness, as well as the problems of addiction, I do not support the proposed Sobering Center. One reason is because the money would be better spent on a homeless shelter or, at least, a day-time drop in center. The other is the false premise …

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It did not always charge. Last time I went, it was by donation.


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In 2012, when UHA was formed, a group of concerned citizens created Oregon Patients Rights (OPRA) because of our concerns with the then failing of the two entities that created UAH, DCIPA and Mercy. We were concerned that these two lacked sufficient input from and care about the rights of…

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I think you illustrate the points in my post. What have you don'e to help the situation?


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Great story! But I guess I am a bit biased. I think the meeting really revealed how uninformed many of the regular citizens are about the homeless issue and what is currently being worked on in the community to address their concerns and the bigger picture. Some seem uninterested in deali…

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BetsyC commented on Something isn't right

"We the people"....


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BetsyC commented on Things worth fighting for

Many people in today's "prosperity" cannot even afford housing. Some of most vulnerable citizens are literally living on the streets because of it. That is prosperity for some but not all. Something that young people turning to socialism have a better handle on than those who benefited fr…