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P R O C L A M A T I O N

WHEREAS, decent, safe, affordable housing is one of the basic necessities of life; and

WHEREAS, affordable housing is of vital importance to the health and well-being of Contra Costa’s residents; and

WHEREAS, many homeless are seniors, children, and/or disabled; and

WHEREAS, on any given night in Contra Costa County 6,895 unsheltered persons are homeless, including children; and

WHEREAS, hundreds more are paying over 30 percent, and many over 50 percent, of their income for housing and are at significant risk of losing their housing and becoming homeless; and

WHEREAS, the Contra Costa County Homeless Continuum of Care Board, has organized events during National Homeless Awareness Month to acknowledge the need for, and the contributions of affordable housing for everyone, not just a privileged few:

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City Brentwood, does proclaim November as Homeless Awareness Month in the City of Brentwood.

Dated this 25th day of November, 2003

Brian Swisher
Mayor
 

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