Letters to the Editor

Many great villages

Becky Jorgeson, founder of Hope’s Village of SLO, was showing off this cabin at Home Depot in San Luis Obispo. She hopes to build villages of these tiny homes around SLO County.
Becky Jorgeson, founder of Hope’s Village of SLO, was showing off this cabin at Home Depot in San Luis Obispo. She hopes to build villages of these tiny homes around SLO County. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

I just want to thank Cynthia Lambert for her great article on Wednesday (“Nonprofit seeks land for a village”), and whoever wrote that wonderful bouquet to us in a recent paper!

Thanks to you, Hope’s Village of SLO is closer than ever to getting 50 more homeless folks off the streets and out of the bushes. We’ll serve those people living on the streets of San Luis Obispo who are ineligible for other services because of a million different reasons. If you know anyone in the world with a tiny plot of rural-type land (3 to 5 acres) outside San Luis Obispo city limits that they’d like a great tax write off on, or someone who would give us a longterm inexpensive lease, please advise.

Once we get the first village up and running, we can duplicate in North County; hence the name (Hope’s Village of Paso Robles, or Hope’s Village of Arroyo Grande, or Hope’s Village of Morro Bay). Time to get more proactive. We can reduce homelessness in our town, in our time!

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