Solutions to Homelessness by Economist Carl L. Williams & D.A.F.N. Dailey, MS

November 25, 2014                                                                                      DADAILEY@GMAIL.COM

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Clients' entrance to Project We Hope overnight shelter in East Palo Alto, California

Clients’ entrance to Project We Hope overnight shelter in East Palo Alto, California

 

Dear Editors of the Aspen Daily News:

 

Thursday’s Daily News had one astute letter to the Editor – that by Carl L. McWilliams of Glenwood. Homelessness (house/apartment-less-ness) will not go away without a concerted regional (Garfield & Pitkin Counties) effort.

 

  • The involvement of the Salvation Army is one viable solution mentioned by McWilliams [please refer to the post-script below].

 

  • Law enforcement respect of the homeless and other disadvantaged citizens is another factor.

 

  • In the American capitalist economy, I’d suggest grants and funding by venture capital firms (VC) from the San Francisco area. Keep in mind that VCs expect a return-on-investment.The entrepreneurial approach is another solution. Take note of the five benefits listed below:

 

  • Typically after VCs supply seed money for overnight and day programs, they would like to see good return on investment (ROI). Their fund managers will expect to recoup, and then some, their investment. (a) Reemployment would be one return. (b) Savings of lives would be another benefit for the VCs. (c) A personnel pool could be developed via rehabilitation and re-employment into other interests (funded enterprises, start-ups, and companies) that the VCs have been managing for larger profits and ROI. (d) A positive public relations benefit would develop. (e) And they would ethically be doing “the right thing.”  Should you have any additional comments or questions, please feel free to contact me via the e-mail address of www.maxsscoutservicesLLC.wordpress.com and DaileySunDave@hotmail.com. 

P.S.  Carl L. McWilliams recommends that local chapters of the Salvation Army utilize funds from the Ray Kroc Foundation to focus on three things:

1. Hunger relief

2. Shelter and housing options, post-haste

3. Reducing both the unemployment rate AND facilitating a workforce that does not figure into regionsl unemployment rates (disabled, those who have exhausted unemployment eligibility, many who have given up looking for work, long-time unemployed and underemployed, etc.).

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Posted on November 25, 2014, in D O G S, Homeless and Transitional Living, Politics, Public Health & Safety, Socioeconomics, Stock and Commodities and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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