Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 23, 2012, 8:10 a.m. EST by GirlFriday
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“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.