Letter: On brink of homelessness as cost of living increases

Editor,

I recently attended an excellent briefing on homelessness given by Island County Human Resources at the Oak Harbor Library.

I thought the subject was very well covered until I realized I am headed towards homelessness myself at a rapid clip.

My income tax went up, my property tax has gone up and my groceries cost more every day while my income is stagnant. The county needs a transition course for people like me before we hit the streets as a homeless person.

Like maybe where is the best place to steal a shopping cart?

Bob Genereaux

Oak Harbor

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