City of South Bend releases Low-Barrier Shelter Report to address homeless shelter needs

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(Tommie Lee/95.3 MNC)

The City of South Bend has finalized the Low-Barrier Shelter Report to help address the needs of our unhoused community.

“As a caring community, we must support our unhoused neighbors and create housing opportunities for every South Bend resident,” said Mayor James Mueller. “A low-barrier shelter is a critical component of the Homelessness Implementation Group’s strategy. I thank them for all their hard work and look forward to partnering with the County and community leaders to make this happen.”

The Homelessness Implementation group was formed by Mayor Mueller in 2020 and is made up of more than 20 representatives of service providers, business owners, community members, public safety officers, neighborhood advocates, academic institutions, and City of South Bend and St. Joseph County staff members who are focused on identifying and implementing short-term and long-term solution strategies towards homelessness.

To review the full finalized report and power point visit: http://docs.southbendin.gov/WebLink/0/fol/357859/Row1.aspx

3 COMMENTS

  1. “As a caring community, we must support our unhoused neighbors and create housing opportunities for every South Bend resident,” said Mayor James Mueller.

    Why? The best solution to homelessness is to make it uncomfortable. Handing everyone keys to a free room certainly makes them less likely to strive on their own.

    “Liberals measure compassion by how many people are given welfare. Conservatives measure compassion by how many people no longer need it.” -Rush

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