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City health panel grappling with homeless issue


March 7, 2018

The city’s health committee is interested in finding ways to help the homeless, but its members last week noted difficulties in solving the problem.

Shanda and Gye Deardorff attended the committee’s regular meeting on Feb. 26 to prompt discussion about helping the homeless. The two had been homeless for about 15 months – until a couple of weeks ago when the couple found a park willing to rent a space for their RV (see story on page 12).

They continually faced a number of challenges, like trying to find a place to park their RV overnight, connecting to power and showers. They also me...

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