Homelessness remains a problem in our community, and the lack of affordable mental health care is a significant factor. The homeless face debilitating stress on a day-to-day basis, as they struggle to find food, worry about whether they will be evicted from their temporary housing, or remain safe from bad actors. Finding an affordable, compassionate way to provide treatment is better for the community as a whole.
I support actions that:
- reduce the tax burden to companies that provide mental health services, and
- remove restrictions on employment that unfairly impact homeless people (such as restrictions requiring a physical address to become employed).