Thoughts on “should community members use an app to report homeless camps?”

You may know that, when you write a column in the paper, you are limited by a maximum word count. For that reason, important information gets truncated or omitted entirely from some columns. Such was the case with my column, which appeared in the local paper today (and follows this meandering contemplation).

I wanted to include information about the relative cost savings to systems if — instead of criminalizing homelessness — a community truly invests in providing housing (roughly 50% reduction in the…