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Psychological_Rip913 t1_ja41jmr wrote

The cost of that wood will be high. Organizations building homeless shelters won't be able to afford it.


avitar35 t1_ja41y8d wrote

And yet they do. We've had two remodels of homeless shelters here in Tacoma that opened just this *last year. State and federal funds are provided via grants to do it. Theres a billion+ just for homelessness in the state capital budget this year, and thats before final tally from fiscal cutoff.


erleichda29 t1_ja4f219 wrote

Homeless shelters don't solve homelessness. I do not understand continuing to build shelters instead of public housing.


avitar35 t1_ja4vu3c wrote

Maybe they do, maybe they dont. Fact is funding is/has been being set aside for a plethora of building projects with the hope of curbing homelessness.


Psychological_Rip913 t1_ja42dhl wrote

They need to build these homeless shelters in Eastern WA.


avitar35 t1_ja4993m wrote

Agreed. But it’s significantly cheaper to buy them bus tickets to Seattle, which is their current way of addressing the issue.


CheckmateApostates t1_ja4bwei wrote

You need to lay off the pipe if you think Spokane would actually spend the money on a bus ticket for a homeless person


avitar35 t1_ja4vkw7 wrote

I must've missed the part where I called out Spokane directly. I know this is how Ellensburg and Yakima operate. Frankly, its way less expensive for the bus ticket than to fund shelters, blankets, etc.


CheckmateApostates t1_ja5glcu wrote

Ellensburg and Yakima are in Central Washington

Edit: btw, Ellensburg is the home of Central Washington University and the City of Yakima literally says on its website that it's in Central Washington.

Wenatchee, WSDOT, and State Parks also distinguish Central from eastern, so idk man


avitar35 t1_ja5o20s wrote

East of the cascades is eastern wa, west of the cascades is western wa. This is how it’s commonly referred to.


CheckmateApostates t1_ja6utg3 wrote

Commonly referred to by people who don't live east of the Cascades or know the geography of our state


Plonsky2 OP t1_ja4c8r2 wrote

Are "they" not the same as "you"?


Psychological_Rip913 t1_ja4d4pp wrote

I am referring 'they' as in the homeless organizations. I have not seen or heard of any in my area.