Idaho’s 2nd-largest city has no homeless shelter. Should it?

Idaho’s 2nd-largest city has no homeless shelter.  Should it?  Meridian Press, 1/27/17

A single dad who quit his job in Meridian because of complications with multiple sclerosis has been homeless for three months.

For many weeks, he and his two teenage sons made their Dodge Grand Caravan their home. They removed the middle seat so one boy could sleep on a camping pad and sleeping bag on the floor, bending his knees to fit, while the other boy slept in the front passenger seat.

“I would stay up all night, and my boys would sleep. And I would run the engine to keep my car warm,” said John, who asked to be referred to only as John to protect his family’s identity. His sons go to high school in the West Ada School District.