Homeless Counts

Homeless Counts

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 19 , Segment 1

Episode: Homelessness, Filk Music, Peanut Allergies, Election Conflict

  • Mar 5, 2015 10:00 pm
  • 18:24 mins

(1:09)  Guest: Nan Roman, CEO of National Alliance to End Homelessness  Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development requires communities to count the number of people staying in homeless shelters on a given night in January. Every other year, communities also have to count the number of people living in places unfit for habitation – like an abandoned building or a park.  “One of the things that data has revealed is the presence of the people who are chronically homeless. There is a group of people who spend a long time homeless, a year continuously or 4 times in 3 years. These are people with disabilities who can’t get out of the homelessness system. We have a solution to their problem which is permanent supportive housing,” says Roman.

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