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Roxanne De La Torre is the director of outreach for Xavier Mission, an organization in New York City supporting those who are experiencing food and housing insecurity. She is also a spiritual director based at the Church of Saint Francis Xavier in Manhattan.
A mature homeless man sits next to a tree on the sidewalk of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, reading a book while people walk past him. (iStock/carstenbrandt)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Roxanne De La Torre
There is no one solution, including the best-intentioned right-to-shelter policies, that can address the multitude of issues that drive people into homelessness on a daily basis.