Salt Lake City sets an example on homelessness

Salt Lake City has all but ended its chronic homelessness. It created attractive living spaces that the street people actually wanted to live in, provided counseling for drug problems, drug abuse and unemployment, and put one person in charge of coordinating the nonprofits in the community.

Through its aggressive practices, homelessness was brought down to 0.04 percent of the total population, which is, as with unemployment figures, considered a statistical zero.

Let’s encourage Maui’s governmental, nonprofit and religious leadership to take notice.

David Florence