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Shelters are not meeting people’s needs, and the city is clearing encampments, says City Councilmember Roberto Treviño.
The Trump administration mishandled COVID-19, creating conditions that left transgender people even more vulnerable to housing instability than before. Now it’s pushing for a rule change that would allow homeless shelters to discriminate against trans people.
As a ‘heat dome’ descends on much of the country and local governments scramble to provide safe refuges, concern grows over the effect of a disease that has ‘totally demolished the homeless people.’
Many city residents who’ve served time for sexual crimes have families who want them back, but a 19-year-old law keeps them away.
Taking emergency measures to protect homeless people from the pandemic is simply common sense.