NEWS RELEASE: Mayor McLean Issues Statement on Grants Pass Decision

June 28, 2024

STATEMENT FROM MAYOR LAUREN MCLEAN

 

“I am committed to making Boise a safe and welcoming city for everyone. That means keeping our families safe, our neighborhoods safe, and treating everyone with compassion and respect.

 

In Boise, we take care of people. Criminalizing homelessness has never, and will never, solve the problems associated with homelessness. We must address the root causes with proven strategies, like permanent supportive housing, that empower our residents to stay housed and thrive in their community.

 

The Supreme Court’s decision in Grants Pass v Johnson will not change our approach. We will continue to invest in permanent supportive housing at New Path, the Park Apartments, Fire Station 5, and in scattered sites around the city, providing case management and supportive services like health care, mental health counseling and substance use disorder treatment that people need to become healthy, self-sufficient, and permanently housed.  It’s a proven model that provides a real path into the future for our most vulnerable residents. In a city for everyone, everyone is valuable, and we don’t give up on people.”

 

Contact: Mayor's Office Media Relations

(208) 972-8520 | info@cityofboise.org

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