- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) - Casa Grande’s mayor is looking to religious leaders for help in decreasing the city’s homeless population, an issue he says is being ignored.

The Casa Grande Dispatch reports (https://goo.gl/e2VVQU ) Mayor Bob Jackson told more than 50 members of faith-based organizations Tuesday that the city and churches should collaborate in their efforts to get people off the streets.

Churches have served as a resource for some of the city’s homeless individuals. Those in need of immediate housing are often referred by church leaders to the Salvation Army, because the city has few other options.

Religious leaders have suggested opening up another homeless shelter in the city, but Jackson says he’s not sure a majority of City Council members would vote in favor of funding such a proposal.

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Information from: Casa Grande Dispatch.

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