Homelessness Rising as Winter Sets In

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Some indicators say the U.S. economy is pulling out of its tailspin, but as winter approaches, the number of people who have lost their homes is on the rise. Libby Hayes, executive director of Homes for Families in Boston, says homelessness is a lagging indicator. The economy might be improving, but jobs haven't come back, yet. We're joined by Vannessa LaBarca and James Foresteire, both homeless and having trouble finding work. Steve Berg, from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, says the Obama administration's relief plan is starting to trickle down to families, but it will be a slow process.

Guests:

Steve Berg, James Foresteire, Libby Hayes and Vanessa LaBarca

Contributors:

Shubha Bala and Noel King

Comments [1]

LEE SMITH

Isn't it ironic that with the vast homelessness of middle America the teachser's unions are still chugging away with the 4-5% annual pay increases of taxpayers monday?

How many jobs in the private sector have pensions like the teachers?

Oct. 20 2009 06:19 AM

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