Democratic Club; Homelessness and How to Solve It

Deb Melton

Most of us living here in Quail Creek have never faced being homeless. Yet that is not the case for many of our fellow Americans.

Homelessness has grown exponentially across our country over the last several years. According to The New York Times, it is estimated that up to 650,000 people are currently homeless in the United States. This includes families with children and the elderly. Even in Tucson, homelessness has grown by more than 60% since 2018. In Phoenix, homelessness has increased almost 75% since 2016! And the numbers keep going up.

One program that has proven effective in 15 states and 25 cities is construction of tiny homes. Professional architects, engineers, and industrial designers have volunteered their services to help establish programs in Tucson and Phoenix.

If this is an issue that has concerned you, then you won’t want to miss attending the Democratic Club meeting on Saturday, March 18, at 3 p.m. in the Kino Center to hear more about these programs.