"Criminalizing panhandling does nothing
Alan Graham, President/CEO of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, has a great response to Austin's plan to expand its ban on panhandling:
to address the state of homelessness"
Panhandling is a symptom of homelessness. Criminalizing panhandling does nothing to address the state of homelessness. Study after study supports that. The answer to homelessness is long-term, affordable, sustainable housing.Read his entire statement here. And see previous post (about the newspaper editorial he's answering) here.
Are you listening, Sanford? Are you listening, DeLand?
Check out Alan's blog here and his tweets here.