Do you think the city needs to spend more money on homeless services?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 24, 2005
“I think that since Lawrence is more attractive than most places, they need to do more to help them get off the streets. Especially the ones who have mental illnesses that prevent them from working.”
“Yes. I think they should help those who have never had the chances that the people who live here have had.”
“Funds have to be prioritized. The money that actually makes it to the homeless needs to be the priority. The systemic enabling of the dysfunctional needs to stop, and we need to focus more on mental health issues.”
“The funds definitely need to increase, so if the White House refuses to make it an issue and the state has no money - then yes.”