The distressing picture is bigger than Long Island, with family homelessness rising by 25 percent in the city in the past year alone.
I ask the City of Boston and all its residents to use this anniversary to recommit ourselves to creating a community of compassion; respecting the dignity of every person, housed and unhoused; and investing in solutions that will prevent homelessness in the first place.
The Rev. June Cooper
City Mission Society of Boston
This letter appeared in the Boston Globe.