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Thursday, June 30, 2016

SF Chronicle, homeless and proffits

Thank you for the sad and moving series on the homeless. I live in the Mission. Dozens of homes are being built next door to men and women hanging out and sleeping on the streets. Few if any homeless persons will move into those apartments and condominiums. Profit making entities build these buildings. The companies and stockholders want their profits and dividends.

My question is how much profit is enough? If profits were reduced, perhaps units would be cheaper. If profits were reduced then true low cost housing could be built.  If profits were reduced some units could be built for the temporary homeless as they transition to better quarters.

Profits are good and necessary for buildings to be built. They do not have to be made at the expense of the poor and homeless.

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