From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh This year’s attempt to count the homeless in Kentucky was interrupted by the ice storm, but volunteers still found nearly 6,000 homeless persons. Another 6,800 individuals are precariously housed – facing eviction, living in substandard housing or staying with family and friends. First Lady Jane Beshear says the current economy… Continue reading Jane Beshear Urges Kentuckians To Help The Homeless
Wayside Christian Mission’s proposal to turn the Hotel Louisville building at 2nd Street and Broadway into a homeless shelter has raised questions about zoning for such facilities in Louisville.
The Director of Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless is retiring at the end of this year. Marlene Gordon has spent more than twenty years working with Louisville’s homeless population. Nine of those years were with the Jefferson County Public School district, and thirteen as director of the Coalition. Gordon says the way her agency approaches… Continue reading Coalition for the Homeless Director to Retire in December
A new report out today from the National Alliance to End Homelessness says Kentucky’s homeless rate grew more sharply than any other state’s between 2005 and 2007. Kentucky’s homeless rate skyrocketed by more than 60-percent in that two-year period. The organization’s vice-president, Steve Berg, says they aren’t sure why Kentucky’s rate increased so dramatically. “Sometimes… Continue reading New Homelessness Report Shows Dramatic Increase in Kentucky