[Hpn] Homeless Shelters Crowded
William Charles Tinker
Mon, 25 Jul 2005 16:26:03 -0400
July 25 2005
Homeless shelters crowded
Vermont's homeless shelters are experiencing an unusually high demand this
Occupancy usually declines in the warmer months when homeless people move to
campgrounds and other outdoor areas to live.
The Open Door mission in Rutland and Burlington's Committee on Temporary
Shelter have been full for more than a month.
Officials are reviewing their records to see what is driving the increased
Rita Markley, head of the Committee on Temporary Shelter, says she's seen a
rise in the number of women who are homeless.
She also has noticed a trend in the number of people who have been laid off
from full-time jobs.
A shortage of affordable housing also is a problem.
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