Friday, November 15, 2013

National Homeless Update

What is happening in other parts of the country to homeless people? The best part of the National Coalition for the Homeless meeting is when we go around the table and each talk about issues facing homeless people around the country.  Here are a few brief updates:
  • The Mass. legislature has introduced a bill to protect the rights of the transgendered in public services including homeless shelters.
  • Boston is developing 32 units of housing for LGBTQ youth who have experienced homelessness.
  • They are expanding the speakers bureau locally to teach homeless program board members about homelessness.
  • There are disturbing trends in youth homeless with mental illnesses, and as most cities are seeing a rise in family homelessness.

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