Why should I refrain from giving to panhandlers?

Offering money to someone asking for help can keep that person trapped in the cycle of homelessness. How? Giving a few dollars gets them through the day, but does not allow them to obtain housing, work, support services? The City has partnered with United Housing Connections on the Keep Your Change to Be the Change program, designed to funnel your generosity to organizations that can make a wide impact on the community.

There are signs with QR codes around the City's downtown and parks to make donating easy. Make a Donation Now: https://www.unitedhousingconnections.org/be-the-change

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1. Why should I refrain from giving to panhandlers?
2. Why don't we mandate affordable housing as part of all new developments?
3. How can we help homeless people who have mental health issues?
4. What about creating a tiny house village to house the homeless population in our city?
5. The high cost of rent in the city contributes to homelessness. What is the City doing to help?
6. What can residents do to help the homeless community?