Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Governing to End Homelessness?

"Poverty is everyone's problem. It cuts across any line you can name: age, race, social, geographic or religious. Whether you are black or white; rich, middle-class or poor, we are ALL touched by poverty." -- Governor Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana

Can a governor end homelessness?

The LA Homeless Blog asks that question of current San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome. I had the opportunity to hear Mayor Newsome speak at a conference last year. He was late to give his speech because he was chatting with a homeless man in front of our hotel.

I wonder what North Carolina's current gubernatorial candidates- Bev Perdue and Pat McCrory- have to say about ending homelessness?