The current “solution” DSS has come up with to defray some of the exorbitant cost of housing the homeless in motels is this: DSS will rent two apartments for “congregate housing” for up to 6 people. They assure us there will be rules: no drinking, drugs, guests, or disturbances, or they’ll be evicted. Aside from the obvious question of who’s going to be on-site, monitoring the tenants to enforce these rules, (answer: nobody) I have to ask: Where do you go when you’re evicted from homeless housing?
The answer: They get “sanctioned”, which theoretically means their benefits are terminated. But they immediately apply for a fair hearing, and DSS is required to house them, probably back in a motel, until the hearing results. Out the front door, in the side door.