On Nov. 17, 2020, Mayor Franklin issued a mayoral directive to address the housing and homelessness crisess impacting our city and the region.
"Homelessness remains a challenge in our community as well and the current public health pandemic is exacerbating conditions. Programs and services that support those experiencing homelessness have been reduced and public buildings have been closed. There is a great need for expanded shelter capacity and additional supportive housing." – Mayor Franklin