Do you think moving the homeless shelter away from downtown is a good idea?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 6, 2009
“I’m a big supporter of the Family Promise network, where homeless people are housed in local churches, so I think that decentralization is probably a good idea.”
“I don’t think it’s necessarily a good idea because I think it’s pretty sad that people, instead of focusing on what can fix the problem, they want to shove these people away and pretend they don’t exist.”
“No, I think it should probably stay downtown in a more central area. I think it would better serve people for it to be closer to downtown.”
“No, because the shelter needs to be located where it can provide the most good for the most people and that currently is downtown.”