This letter was originally published in the Mercury News
I walk daily through our city of Mountain View, and daily I look into the eyes of a less fortunate human being who’s homeless.
My mind gets foggy thinking about the time I had depleted my bank account at the height of the pandemic. Not a single cent was left on the day I signed a job offer that allowed me to pay for rent and stay in Mountain View.
My mind falls into darkness thinking I could have been less lucky, and ended up in the street. Would I be mocked and ridiculed? Or would someone lend a hand?
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors lit a candle of hope by deciding to move the housing project Homekey forward.
On behalf of Mountain View YIMBY, thank you for showing that in Santa Clara County, we lend a hand.