Support The Homeless Navigation Center in Fremont
Add your name to sign the petition below.
Dear Mayor Mei and the Fremont City Council:
We are writing to share our strong support for the City’s plans to build a Homeless Navigation Center in Fremont.
Thank you for acknowledging the need for providing services to support our unhoused neighbors. As a Compassionate City, we understand that the current shelter crisis is a threat to the safety and well-being of those experiencing homelessness. We applaud the City’s methodical process for narrowing down potential sites, and for recognizing that the Navigation Center is an important pathway toward permanent housing. In making your final decision, we urge City Council to:
- Strictly adhere to your self-imposed September 2019 deadline for final site selection, in order to meet the mid-2020 timeframe for opening the Navigation Center. This urgent crisis deserves immediate action–each day of delay is one day longer that homeless residents suffer on our streets without a pathway to permanent housing.
- Choose a site that is best for residents experiencing homelessness. Either site will help alleviate the suffering experienced by our neighbors. Fear, misinformation, or discrimination against people experiencing homelessness are not relevant criteria. By moving forward with this project, you are sending a strong signal that this is not tolerated in Fremont. The Navigation Center should be part of the Fremont community to support integrating Navigation Center residents into the neighborhood.
We urge ALL members of the City Council to show true leadership to ensure that the Navigation Center becomes a reality.
Questions about this petition or want to get involved? Leave a comment below or contact our East Bay Representative, Hayley Currier. Thank you for your support!
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