Community Concerns


We understand that homelessness imposes burdens on businesses and neighborhoods, as well as upon people experiencing homelessness. And, we know that “quick fixes” like sweeping people from place to place aren’t a solution. Sweeps waste taxpayer dollars on temporary relocation and make it harder for people to get off the street permanently.  During sweeps, people lose vital documents needed for housing and employment and lose connection with service providers and other supports.

Rather than “passing the buck” from one neighborhood to the next, and deepening homelessness, the focus of this office and this administration to spend its limited time and resources on the permanent solution: creating deeply affordable spaces where people can be housed and healed.

-James Koshiba, Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness

If you have a concern that you think this office can address, directly access our office via contact form.