If you note the results of the current poll opportunity at the right of this column, you find the expression of a curious, but common reality.
Seventy (70) % of those polled want permanent supportive housing (PSH) spread out all over the city, neighborhood by neighborhood. Three of 10 polled (obviously a very unscientific and low-participation poll!) think the best place for PSH is in the downtown area.
The reality for PSH developers: it is virtually impossible to get neighborhood groups to agree to locating such projects in their neighborhoods when the opportunity presents itself.
Conclusion: 1) Downtown is not the place for these developments. 2) Neighborhoods make better PSH sites. . .just so long as they don't come to my neighborhood!
So, let's all agree to have our cake and eat it too.