An idea worth encouraging | Letter

Hopeful news that numbers of homelessness people finally seems to decreasing (“Homelessness may be trending down after seven years” by Aaron Kunkler, in the Reporter, May 3).

Of course there are still too many. One effort to slow down new families becoming homelessness, currently being discussed in Congress, is to increase in the Housing Choice Vouchers program (section 8). Since only 25 percent of those qualifying for housing vouchers actually receive them, this idea is worth encouraging: Our calls or letters to those who represent us can help a $5 billion increase pass and 340,000 more families find homes over the next two years. Certainly a cause worthy of our efforts to help it pass.

Willie Dickerson

Snohomish

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