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Despite budget constraints, Strategies to End Homelessness is working to reduce the number of families experiencing the summer surge of homelessness.

Charles Bowers takes long, quick strides down a worn, dirt path and stops in front of a tall thicket of bushes. He lifts a hand to signal that he's spied something.

He's leading me on a tour of camps made by homeless people in wooded corners of Fayette County, Kentucky, and there, slightly up the hill, is a patch of blue. A tent.

He keeps his voice low to avoid startling those inside.

More Than 180 Haircuts Given At Homeless Stand Down

Jan 15, 2019

The last to leave Saturday's Homeless Stand Down at Cleveland's Public Auditorum  were the barbers. 

The Homeless Stand Down is an annual, one-day event put together by HandsOn Northeast Ohio for people experiencing homelessness. 

Akron Tent City Has Reached Its Last Days

Jan 2, 2019

The creator of a tent city for homeless people in Akron is holding a cleanup day Thursday now that the city has ordered the encampment to close. 

Sage Lewis is the 47-year-old Akron activist and entrepreneur who set up the tent city on his property.

He said residents have already done most of the cleanup work at the site, but he’s hoping supporters will come anyway.

Next Monday, Wooster City Council is slated to hear a third reading of a proposal that could lead to fines for people who are homeless.

If passed, the law would allow police to charge homeless people with a minor misdemeanor if they refuse to go to a shelter. 

The ACLU of Ohio is suing a Hamilton County judge over an August ruling banning homeless encampments. The group filed the mandamus action with the First District Court of appeals Thursday morning on behalf of New Prospect Baptist Church.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded a Columbus organization a $6.07 million grant to combat youth homelessness in the city.

Adora Namigadde

Inside Pickaway Correctional Institution, around 70 inmates are packing up pasta. The sauce, too - tomato basil.

Debbie Holmes

A new bus service recently started in Central Ohio, but this one is not your typical ride.  It's a bus with a mission.

Homeless Youth in Columbus

Nov 26, 2015
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Thirty percent of the homeless population is comprised of those under the age of 18. Homeless youths are ineligible for family shelters or foster care and often are a poor fit for adult shelters. Homeless youth drop-in center Star House recently opened up a new, larger facility to meet the demand for services in Central Ohio.

Homeless Veterans and PTSD

Nov 11, 2015
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According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 50,000 American veterans are homeless  and 1,200 of those homeless veterans live in Ohio. Every 65 minutes, one veteran commits suicide, and that number is on the rise. This hour, we'll discuss a new documentary about veterans who have returned from war and the difficult road they travel back to a normal life.

Homeless Veterans and PTSD

Nov 5, 2015
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According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 50,000 American veterans are homeless  and 1,200 of those homeless veterans live in Ohio. Every 65 minutes, one veteran commits suicide, and that number is on the rise. This hour, we'll discuss a new documentary about veterans who have returned from war and the difficult road they travel back to a normal life.

Homeless Youth in Columbus

Oct 7, 2015
heath.info

Thirty percent of the homeless population is comprised of those under the age of 18. Homeless youths are ineligible for family shelters or foster care and often are a poor fit for adult shelters. Homeless youth drop-in center Star House recently opened up a new, larger facility to meet the demand for services in Central Ohio.

The Changing Face of Homelessness

Oct 28, 2013

11:00 Homelessness is changing. Nationally, in spite of a housing crisis, national recession, and high unemployment, the numbers have been declining steadily for a decade. But that's not the whole story in Central Ohio. We'll talk about the demographic shift, and what's being done to accommodate the growing number of homeless in the region. Guests

Discussion about the rising costs of tuition for public universities with Delta Cost Project Executive Director Jane Wellman and OSU Undergraduate Student Government President Micah Kamrass. And: Ted Williams put homelessness back in the news, but how many homeless people really live in Columbus? All Sides is joined by two students from OSU’s College of Social Work who volunteered to count the homeless on Tuesday, as part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's "Point-in-Time" count.

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