Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 23, 2012, 8:10 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
“You can’t fix homelessness by rehabbing 10 old apartment buildings,” Riddle said.
Because whether the housing is affordable, safe and close to schools and bus lines also matters.
Many entry-level factory jobs are in the outlying portions of the metro in Belton, Grandview, to the east and north of the river.
For a family without a reliable car, getting to those jobs is difficult, if not impossible.
Riddle says working families without medical insurance often face a housing crisis when one person develops a serious health condition. She also regularly hears from people who paid their rents religiously, but were evicted when the landlord lost the property. http://www.kansascity.com/2012/01/22/3385388/homeless-need-solutions-as-complex.html
Everything matters. Health care, transportation, the location of grocery stores, schools.