Cutting funds doesn’t cut problems

I was at a county housing meeting yesterday morning. There was a lot of discussion about all the efforts to get as many people as possible out of homelessness and into housing. The county has a Local Housing Options Team, which brings together a variety of agencies and interested parties to find solutions to homelessness.

During this meeting, there were several mentions of funding cuts — proposed and actual cuts in funding for housing programs.

Speaking about funding cuts in the abstract is easy. It becomes a theoretical discussion on the role…