The nonprofit Lucky Duck Foundation’s call last month for the city of San Diego to put up two tent shelters at Inspiration Point in Balboa Park — that could house about 500 homeless people, mostly seniors, and youth — reflects a larger public debate: Should we focus on helping the people suffering on our streets today or invest in longer-term systemic solutions as the homelessness crisis continues to grow?
Even that difficult question misses the biggest point: Solving homelessness here requires that we all do our part.
We cannot solve this crisis while we make it someone else’s problem. What does that mean in practice? Three things (click the link to read the full article on the San Diego Union-Tribune).