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Editorial: The sooner we build housing for homeless people, the sooner they can get off the sidewalk

Building housing is a long, slow affair. It's even slower when developers are building housing for homeless people. Just cobbling together financing from myriad sources can take up to two years, and then there's the permitting, the political haggling, the inevitable negotiations with neighbors. So it's encouraging to see two different attempts to speed up this lumbering process.

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