Community Acceptance and Opposition to Homeless-Serving Facilities - Shared screen with speaker view
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The most visible component of the unsheltered are those with severe mental health and co-occurring disorders. They are not representative of the larger population
@John. Yes. Some of our focus group participants recognized that, but many did not
Deserving / Undeserving stems from "Just Deserts" philosophy; people who have housing feel they deserve to be housed and in a just society only those undeserving would be homeless. It's not an easy task to get entire populations to change their world views.
"Housing is a Human Right" Leilani Farha, former Special Rapporteur on adequate housing for the UN
Thank you, this really put perspective to continued community involvement and the educational opportunity is extremely important.
There is a cost study regarding the cost associated to levels of homeless vs housing, do you think it's possible to correlate this?
Yes, this really helps with messaging and where to focus the conversation when talking with community members.
this information is so valuable. thank you
People are upset about what happens without public bathrooms but they don't want to solve the problem!
But if we put bathrooms in every neighborhood, people won't have to migrate to use them.
That discrimination currently exists. Many restrooms in downtown San Diego & elsewhere, require a purchase prior to utilization.
Let me expand on my question. We have data to show the cost of different levels of housing solutions. Unsheltered, emergency shelters, transitional housing, rapid resolution, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing interventions. Could this be correlated into neighborhood discussion to support community need. Many are in communities unsheltered because they identify as residence of the community based on community connection.
I concur with Ketra. Community engagement and education is critical.
This is a report to share with policy makers: https://scholars.org/contribution/increasing-access-public-bathrooms-critical-san-diegans-health
We need a new non-911 EMS phone number to call for people trained in psychiatric emergencies and counseling to assist PEH
@MeganWelsh. I would love to connect with you inquiring about some of your perspectives if you have time. Ketra Carter, 619-823-7892 if you have time.
Those focus groups sound traumatic for researchers!
Megan Welsh (she/her)
Coleen - they were!!!
It was hard not to start arguing with participants...
I'd like to go into bars and other places with unsuspecting members of the public and do myth busting trivia questions for prizes (won't have to give out many prizes since most people will get the questions wrong).
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Thank you for doing this research and discussion 🙏🏼
Thank you SDSU it was a great presentation of research. A lot of what I expected to hear.
thanks to everyone!