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It’s a Choice to Stay Homeless

It’s a Choice to Stay Homeless

    By Amanda Carter Chronic homelessness is a choice. I am living proof that anyone experiencing homelessness can get out and stay out, if they want. I am a mother of 3. I am a survivor of human trafficking. I am an addict working a program of recovery. Yes, I have been and have […]

OPINION: Reno’s Homeless Plan Following in California’s Footsteps

OPINION: Reno’s Homeless Plan Following in California’s Footsteps

By Valerie White We aren’t seeing increasing numbers of homeless individuals in Reno because we lack housing. There will never be sufficient housing for those wanting free housing; the demand for anything “free” will always be greater than the supply. We’re seeing more and more street dwellers due to increased chronic drug/alcohol use, increased mental illness, decreased […]

Reno’s homeless tent shelter the latest piece of a failed approach

Reno’s homeless tent shelter the latest piece of a failed approach

    By Paul White During her 2018 State of the City Address, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said she was “incredibly proud” of how Reno’s homeless issues were being handled. Investing just eight hours of your time proves the ridiculousness of that statement. That was the length of my 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. volunteer shift […]

Reno’s Approach to Homelessness Isn’t Helping

Reno’s Approach to Homelessness Isn’t Helping

. .. , By Paul White . Reno City Hall’s newest homeless plan is a guaranteed failure before it begins. For years, comparable plans have failed in every city that’s tried them. Every city … including San Francisco and Los Angeles. Does Reno want their results?  Reno’s homeless problem is getting worse for one reason: […]