The Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report “Assessing the Number of Homeless People in the
In a forum held by the Coalition in early March 2007 around Family Homelessness we learned of:
- The funding problems faced by the family shelters because of federal policy, and we raised the issue of three of our family shelters that were in danger of closing in
- The significant decrease in the number of shelter beds for those fleeing an abuser in the last five years.
- The lack of oversight of the shelters, which makes it difficult for women to stay in the system and many fear using the shelters.
- The current shelter policy especially for those who are newly homeless makes it difficult for a mother and father to stay together. We heard from women who had to separate from their husbands because the entry shelters do not allow men.
Posts by Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless staff and Board.