By Kelsi Maree Borland, GlobeSt.com
The resurgence of urbanism and the deficit of affordable housing has sparked a major homeless problem, but experts at ULI’s Fall Meeting have a solutions.
"Our parents did not grow up with this problem. Homelessness hasn’t been this bad since the great depression,” Molly Turner of Haas Business and Public Policy Group at Berkeley said on the Conversations About Homelessness panel discussion at the Urban Land Institutes Fall Meeting. The conversation was led by moderator Carol Coletta of The Kresge Foundation, and included panelists George Scarola of the City of Seattle’s Office of the Mayor, Dhakshike Wickrema of Los Angeles County and Pam Wideman of the City of Charlotte, NC. The good news, said Tuner, is that we have had this severe homeless problem before and we have solved it.