Dear Cleveland by Elizabeth from Gilmour Academy

Dear Cleveland, Homelessness and housing are huge issues for you. Shelters are overflowing, and people cannot get the help that they deserve. Humans need three main things to survive: food, […]

April 18, 2018 // EYEJ // No Comments //

Dear Cleveland,

Homelessness and housing are huge issues for you. Shelters are overflowing, and people cannot get the help that they deserve. Humans need three main things to survive: food, water, and shelter. Cleveland has such unpredictable weather that it is not safe to be homeless. We must change this. Instead of building more shelters, let us fix the problem at the roots. Children should not have to not have a home. Programs like Rapid Re-Housing need to be adjusted so that we can truly help and support people. Instead of only investing in gentrification efforts, we need to invest in both affordable housing for people already living in Cleveland and things to attract people to Cleveland.

Thanks,

Elizabeth

Gilmour Academy