With the Poverty Challenge concluding last week, there was a lot of press coverage around the region.
Bill O’Connell, executive director of the Homeless Alliance, called upon the city and the county to form a poverty task force to address policy from a poverty perspective. Poverty, he said, should be the lens by which all policy is driven.
“When we develop transportation policy we need to consider its effect on poverty and those that live in poverty. When we develop housing policies we need to consider those in poverty. When we are looking to invest in small business, bring new business into town, or developing our neighborhoods or the waterfront – we must always be considering its effect on those in most need among us,” said O’Connell
For a run down of the news coverage, visit the Homeless Alliance Education Page.