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Homeless And Holding Down A Job

This week, we talk about the difficulties of holding down a job but having no home to go to at the end of the day.

We also look at the growing number of homeless families in Massachusetts. There are nearly 1,200 families living in transitional housing or shelters across the state. The Department of Education says Massachusetts has 40,000 homeless schoolchildren. In Boston, 40 of the homeless are working.

Guests:

  • Deborah Chausse, executive director of House of Hope in Lowell
  • Dennis Culhane, professor at the School of Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and author of many books on homelessness

Resources:

Shelters in and around Boston:

David Boeri traveled to Salisbury and spoke with homeless families who live in seasonal shelters. He brought back this video.

This program aired on December 21, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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