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Homeless in Vermont

07/02/07 11:58AM
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Homelessness is a persistent problem in Vermont, and it’s on the rise among families with children. Our program looks at the changing face of homelessness, and the growing number of families and working poor who are in need of shelter. We also visit with homeless war veterans, talk with shelter providers, and hear about the effort to address this troubling issue.

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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.

Homeless Vets
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.

Addressing Homelessness
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.

VPR Commentaries
Michelle Kennedy: Homeless
Ron Krupp: Hunger
Jay Craven: Hunger
Robin Zietz: 10 in Their 20s - A generation of volunteers
Charlie Nardozzi: Garden for others

VPR News Stories
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Burlington organization finds new life for used bikes
Interview: Michele Boomhower, Affordable Housing Summit



Related Links

Joihn W. Graham Emergency Shelter Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness Vermont Housing Finance Agency U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness State education for homeless children & youth programs Vermont homeless information from HUD Brattleboro Area Drop In Center
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