To say this is a local problem is like saying the opioid problem decimating the country is local. Both problems impact the entire nation as a whole. Although on a local efforts, some initiatives have better results and prove to decrease the problem, through this Council, these change efforts can be replicated across the broader spectrum. I wish there were more details. But having worked with homeless populations under HUD grants, I know metrics through the ‘point-in-time’ counts, help to recognize the breadth of the problem. I’m not for growing government, but efforts that address root causes are also addressed, some of which are domestic violence, Vets with PTSD, substance use/abuse, etc., and what most won’t mention, lack of affordable housing, sometimes due to states like California (increase in homelessness noted) with an overly-regulated construction industry that is producing fewer homes and driving up the costs of rental properties.