An old clipping from The Olympian in 1994 triggers thoughts:

We’ve come a long way, but some things seem not to have changed. Our overall service coordination is much more sophisticated and developed, but faith communities are still looked at to “fill the gap.” Business is still as “brisk” as ever: we lack sufficient shelter beds (our good friends at Bread and Roses no longer host a shelter), and affordable rental housing options are drastically more difficult today than in 1994. We and other communities still face an “emergency.” And the big question from 1994 still looms: where is the leadership and will to change this situation?