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Project will help homeless

Although sad to leave her camp, Lovie Bishop is excited to move into a converted motel under a program called the “Bridge to Housing Pilot Project” that helped other homeless residents in West Sacramento.
Although sad to leave her camp, Lovie Bishop is excited to move into a converted motel under a program called the “Bridge to Housing Pilot Project” that helped other homeless residents in West Sacramento. aseng@sacbee.com

Re “West Sac colony leaves river for revamped motel” (Our Region, Nov. 13): With the recent news and backlash against the city of Manteca’s decision to ban homeless encampments, thus criminalizing the homeless, I am happy to see that West Sacramento has a viable solution to address the issue.

The “Bridge to Housing Pilot Project” sounds like a comprehensive strategy that will not only help the homeless population to obtain permanent housing, which is the best way to prevent and end homelessness, but it will also provide them with supportive services.

The combination of the two will ultimately benefit the community as a whole because it will decrease the crime rate and the money taxpayers have to pay. As a result of this mutually beneficial effort, social inclusion and harmony are bound to occur. I just hope this pilot program is enough to prove that such services are permanently needed not only in West Sacramento but everywhere.

Amena Bell, Davis

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