[Marin County] Readers’ Forum: There’s still no shelter for Marin’s homeless

Marin County and the Board of Supervisors have ignored two civil grand jury reports on solutions for the homeless: create a shelter.

The money is there, and yet, today, Marin’s only solution is easing a “ban on homeless encampments.”

Apparently, no one is concerned that our growing homeless community (which includes the working homeless, seniors, disabled, and families with children) has nowhere to go when it’s raining and cold.

Being homeless means a life of continual harassment to get off the streets, even arrested, and not even allowed to sleep in their own cars — and still, they have nowhere to go for help.

Are we going to continue taking the easiest road by ignoring our homeless, or are we going to return to our humanitarian roots and give these people a second chance, and some compassion?

January 27, 2019

Marin Independent Journal

Letter from Sandra Macleod White, San Rafael 

County: