Instead of rushing to build a tent city in the back yard of the Jewish synagogue at 11 N. Latah, an interfaith group has met with the city and agreed to house needy homeless people in various churches until a central temporary facility can be found.
Council President Maryanne Jordan said there were just too many problems associated with the tent city plan and Boise City asked the group to scrap the idea.
“A better response is to temporarily house them in this church, then a series of other churches, until we can find a building downtown that is zoned for the kind of shelter we are talking about,” said Will Rainford, Interfaith Alliance.
In a posting last night we opined: “The GUARDIAN thinks the proper approach is to slow down, get some church basements opened up and forget about tents.”
Whether or not anyone even read the GUARDIAN, it is nice to see common sense from all involved.
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