Homeless Colloquy

In the spring of 2016, TBR writer Tim Atwell penned an essay about the rising dialogue in Boise about homelessness. We sent the article to about a dozen members of the community — homeless activists and advocates, public officials and homeless people — and requested their reactions in writing. Below are the submissions for the TBR Homeless Colloquy. We appreciate your comments. — Eds.

On an annual basis, the United States spends approximately $800 billion on social issues. However, one and a half decades …

Homelessness is not a new issue in Boise. Good Samaritan Home was founded in 1942 when a philanthropist banded together …

In her best-selling book Biomimicry, Janine M. Benyus describes the human quest to learn from nature. We want to employ …

A series of causes and effects lead to homelessness. It’s a “jacket” that evolves. The aim here is to teach …