Homeless service providers and local leaders have much to brag about this year with the numbers of people moving to permanent housing," says Natalie Harris, Executive Director of The Coalition for the Homeless.
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) June 04, 2013
The Coalition for the Homeless and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will kick-off the Coalition's Compassion in Action Campaign at The Green Building, 732 East Market Street, on June 20, 2013 at 11:00 am. Other local dignitaries will be present to learn about homeless awareness, the 2013 Point in Time numbers, and the 2012 Homeless Census.
The results show that almost 1,600 people moved from homelessness to permanent housing, many of them homeless veterans and those considered to be chronically homeless. Most of this is due to the 200 new permanent supported housing beds brought to the community through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Department's Continuum of Care Program and also the additional strong housing counseling efforts. But, the numbers of homeless families and children continue to rise. The Coalition also found that 368 people never stayed in a shelter. "Homeless service providers and local leaders have much to brag about this year with the numbers of people moving to permanent housing," says Natalie Harris, Executive Director of The Coalition for the Homeless. "But we cannot solve this issue without the full support of the community. Join the Coalition on June 20th to learn how you can get involved." You can also learn more on our new website at http://www.louhomeless.org.
The Coalition uses the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's definition of "homelessness" which is defined as 1) an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and 2) an individual who has a primary residence that is a shelter, an institution with certain circumstances, or a place that is not designated for human habitation.