Homeless in Vermont
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Profile: The Vieu Family
The Vieu's and their 11-month-old baby were living in a shelter when we met them. VPR’s Lynne McCrea talks with Dan Vieu about what brought his family to the shelter and what's ahead.
John Fairbanks, The Vermont Housing Finance Agency
VPR’s Neal Charnoff talks with John Fairbanks about a special report he’s compiling that aims to give a face to homelessness. We join Fairbanks as he visits a shelter for young people and interviews a teenager about the experience of being homeless.
With the nation at war on two fronts, the problem of veterans who are homeless is expected to grow. VPR’s Nina Keck finds that there are Vermont veterans who are falling through the cracks.
We hear from a shelter provider, a housing advocate and a state official about why homelessness persists in Vermont, and what efforts are underway to address this troubling issue.