The case for giving people experiencing homelessness ‘voice and choice’
Some TV media have made a cottage industry of sensationalizing and dehumanizing people experiencing homelessness, contributing to the hardening of hearts.
But the uncomfortable truth is that as much as we want there to be simple solutions and clear-cut villains and heroes, the problem of homelessness has many root causes, many different symptoms and requires an ability to embrace nuance, human agency and, yes, compassion.
In the current system, Reid said, “We’re not asking people, ‘Where would you feel safe other than here?’ We’re saying, ‘This is what I have for you, and I’m going to take the only home that you’ve known for the last however long it is from you.’ We’re not giving options where people would still feel safe to go to.”
We can only bend over backwards so far.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 May 2022 - 01:49 PM.