Obama Administration: End Homelessness Within 10 Years

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

With all of the enormous tasks that President Obama is juggling – oil gushing into the Gulf, two wars, a recession – he decided to add another big one to the mix yesterday: ending homelessness. The president announced the first ever national plan to end homelessness on Tuesday at the White House. It’s ambitious: the 74-page plan aims to end chronic homelessness and homelessness among veterans within five years, and homelessness for families and children within ten years.

We're joined by Rita Clark, policy director for the Miami Coalition for the Homeless. Clark says the national plan is part of the solution, but that it's going to be critical to ensure that there are specific timetables and funding to implement the plan. We also talk with Barbara Bowie, a homeless veteran currently living in a VA shelter in Fort Lauderdale.


Barbara Bowie and Rita Clark

Produced by:

Samantha Fields

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.