Advocates for Homeless Call for More Affordable Housing
by Andy Chow
Thanksgiving is a time when many people decide to give back through volunteer work or donating to charities. And advocates for the homeless say they’re in the middle of a big fight to keep more people off the streets.
Bill Faith is executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, also known as COHHIO. He said providing more affordable housing now can be a preemptive strike for people on the brink of getting kicked out of their homes.
“We have to face the reality that many people are going to work at low-wage jobs and they’re going to need to have housing that matches their income,” he said.
Faith said creating more affordable housing is a good investment for the state, arguing it can cut down on healthcare costs and lower the infant mortality rate.