When it comes to solving the homelessness crisis, housing is not the only remedy. It is an important piece of the puzzle but not the only piece, and "one size DOES NOT fit all." I am pleased that The Daily News understands a good idea when it hears one.
"L.A. City Council candidate Scott Silverstein offers a good idea based on years of experience building and renovating facilities for nonprofit organizations. His plan calls for the city to enter into long-term leases for residential buildings instead of buying the real estate up front. The contracts would allow the city to gradually build equity in the buildings and eventually own them, while saving tens of millions of dollars that could be spent on services in the meantime."
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You can read about my M.O.R.E. homelessness plan in detail here. The M.O.R.E. plan is focused on Services First with shelter and housing a critical component.