I've lived in the Bay area most of my (32 yo) life and in the past 7-10 years, the level of homelessness seems to be spinning out of control. If you've driven on 580 through Berkeley or parts of Oakland, you have seen encampments and trash piles that would seem unfathomable for the “5th largest economy in the world”. It isn't normal.
What strategies/initiatives should be considered outside of the traditional methods (shelters, methadone clinics, street teams sharing helpful resources etc) that may be able to help with this is increasingly prominent issue??