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I have a friend that is going through this now, and has been told he has to sign up with central city concern to keep his housing that has been set up for him. he goes to all the meetings that are required and goes in to get his bus pass for the month and they are not available because the check central city concern wrote to tri-met bounced, leaving this handicapped man unable to keep his other appointments on time, if he does not show up he can loose his housing.
Some of the people that work at central city have new cars caddys and S U V'S (he's seen this) and when they started this program these same people had old cars. Where the money going? Also the apartment he was set up in is full of cockroaches and bed bugs which have been sprayed 3 times and the toxins from the spray causes severe headaches, nausea and weakness. Here is an example of how people slip through the cracks: This man will be labeled in a negivitive report as a non-co-operative client to cover up thier mis- management of government fundings, and then a wonderful report is written in the local paper praising centeral city concern, and this man is physically and emotionally handicap and cant get help, he has repeatedly requested help with a counselor for his severe post tramatic syndrome with out ever getting assistance. People want to know why this system is not working? Lets require audits for those who receive federal funding to help the homeless, and then the "me first" screw everyone else s mentality will change .Who do the homeless report to when the federal monies sent to help them is misused. I would not trust the system either.
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