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Amid Calls to Defund the Police, Many Mayors Are Still Relying on Cops to Address Homelessness

The 2021 Menino Survey of Mayors shone a spotlight on what mayors say is holding them back from addressing the homelessness crisis, from lack of public support for new housing to funding needs and more.


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