LETTER: Out of sight

When I saw in the newspaper the location the city wants to house 21 homeless men, I was sick to my stomach.

New plan for homeless:

When I saw in the newspaper the location the city wants to house 21 homeless men, I was sick to my stomach.

I was in total disbelief.

I had to take a magnifying glass to the newspaper, to look at the picture. This is the only entry and exit for this large neighbourhood to come and go from.

Do you think we want to see this building for homeless right there? Where we will be making a left turn to go up-town to go shopping or leaving to go  work?

I’ll  never feel safe or happy walking down the street or anywhere near there again. This whole idea of putting the homeless right there fills me with anxiety.

Everyone knows these are not normal people. Most are mentally ill or drug addicts and alcoholics. And they do need help, but many refuse it.

It was hard enough to see them up the road, when we were going out somewhere – garbage everywhere.

They can’t even use a garbage can! Riding their bikes, shooting up drugs. I’d often say to my husband while driving, please take a different way. I just don’t want to see this disgusting mess.

What about all the good people in this area, that work and pay taxes, who take care of their houses, and have done massive renovations, or even bought new houses in the area? Further down the streets, there are nice and quiet areas.

Please build something where we don’t have to see or deal with these people and all their problems. How would you like to have this in your neighbourhood?

Susan Nieruchalski, Abbotsford