Officials erred in allowing people to live in woods


There are better options for people with housing issues than living in the woods (“Howell Reaches Out to People Living in Woods.” Tri-Town News, April 27).

Social service agencies receive millions of our tax dollars and can help people with welfare, food stamps, housing, Section 8 low income housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health services, etc.

There are also campgrounds where people can live year round for a small fee. Another option is for two or three people to share an apartment and pay rent together.

I do not understand why our township officials allowed this Howell property to be used as a homeless tent camp. They certainly made a big mistake and I hope they rectify it.

Maria Flores