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Re: “Chapel Hill sets stage for homeless shelter relocation debate

Joe, Good summary of the meeting. Thanks.

The neighbors who formed believe that a public process should have been used to site this facility which is poised to receive $2.3M of taxpayer support to date and could be 100% fully funded by taxpayers in 4-5 years at the current rate of requested funds ($500K requested last month). has documented issues with the shelter guidelines and the process used to create them on our website.

Posted by chapelhillian on 03/16/2011 at 4:48 PM

Re: “Chapel Hill NIMBYs oppose new homeless shelter site

The issue is with this particular location. Whether to have a shelter at all and whether this is the right location are two distinct topics.

You both are ignoring the fact that all of the at risk social services in the entire 400 sq mile county are being placed in one fifth of a square mile. It makes no sense to surround a park with a recently-expanded drug detox center where 850 drug addicts are detoxed and thousands are counselled every year, with a women's shelter, and with the new proposed men's shelter. A men's shelter that would be adjacent to two large preschools. A men's shelter whose location is not legal in many parts of the state and country due to its proximity to schools, its proximity to other at risk social services, and its proximity to the park.

The statistics are very straightforward and statistics are easily contrasted to standard population statistics. If you have an issue with a particular statistic, then by all means, please cite an article that supports your viewpoint rather than a baseless accusation that it is wrong.

This proposal is opposed by many IFC volunteers due to the location.

We support a homeless shelter in our community, but this is not an appropriate site.

Posted by chapelhillian on 04/15/2010 at 1:57 AM

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