Homelessness is a serious national issue affecting every community. I would work to form a consortium of local clergy to assist in finding a remedy for this situation. I am certain there are solutions that address the issue without Belton becoming a favorite homeless destination for the entire area. With this in mind, I am in favor of designating a limited number of locations for the homeless to receive meals, food-to-go, shower, and take shelter from extreme weather. We can reduce homelessness as a problem without excessive burdens on the city.