Re: “’22 Victoria Games bid envisions $955M budget, new stadium,” Aug. 17.

This is a great idea if you are rich and indifferent to the homeless.

But if there is a spare billion dollars kicking around, it has to be steered into social housing, and into salaries for the phalanx of social workers needed to deal with our welfare-disabled injured neighbours.

They live at the intersection of drastic illness and deep poverty. It’s not that complicated: If you are sick you can’t work, and when you can’t work you become poor. There’s no way out and no way up, except for a rare few.