Disputing causes of homelessness

BRATTLEBORO — State Treasurer Michael Pieciak thinks high rent causes homelessness. Typical of a state treasurer to think like that!

Homelessness has many causes, but the majority of them are discrimination, mental crisis, and substance disorders - all of which require compassion, trust, and intensive prolonged social services.

Building new housing will destroy the natural habitat and bring in tax revenue only, which should be obvious coming from the source. There is no correlation to investors building housing and ending homelessness, so let's stop spreading that disinformation!

This Voices Letters from readers was submitted to The Commons.

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