Researching Shelter Standards in other Cities
Improving conditions at the emergency shelters in Madison is one of the many items OWH would like to accomplish.
I recently started researching shelter standards in other cities. The following links are a start.
The first is a full outline of the shelter standards proposed by the Cleveland Homeless Congress. The second is a selection of posts from the blog Cleveland Homeless about the process of trying to get the shelter standards passed by the Cleveland City Council.
Later I will be posting thoughts about how these models might apply to Madison and how to pursue such a campaign here.
For starters, shelter standards are one of the items that the Peoples Vision For Affordable Housing will be including on their 5 Year Vision For Affordable Housing they intend to submit to the Madison Common Council. I am doing this research for the Peoples Vision as well as for OWH so this research will help inform the shelter standards proposal that will be part of the Peoples Vision.
If shelter standards are something you want to work on advocating; your comments, tips, suggestions, and help in this matter will be appreciated and will influence the final proposal of the Peoples Vision for Affordable Housing.