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Old 10-09-2019, 12:28 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by webmaster View Post
Since NYC is used as an example it should be pointed out that NYC has an extensive shelter system where about 70,000 people are housed and cared for every night. That system was built over many decades. The west coast cities that are now becoming overwhelmed with homeless were not so well prepared and instead just removed the laws preventing people from living in your park or on your sidewalk, which is also their bathroom. That has become a nightmare for both residents and the environment.

Does anyone know that capacity of the shelters in Laconia and how many homeless are now living in Laconia?
My guess is around two dozen or so. We have Belknap House, Carey House, Salvation Army (although I am not sure they can bed people). It's not a lot.
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