Rushing on Homelessness

Fallout from the foreclosure crisis has cut a wide swatch across the Commonwealth and the nation in recent months.

In Massachusetts in 2007, homeless shelters experienced an increased demand for beds as residents struggled to avoid the sudden reality of life on the street.

But homelessness is nothing new for many of the 5 thousand families and 24 thousand individuals without housing in Massachusetts.

Today the state is releasing an aggressive five-year plan to end homelessness.

Here to talk about the report is Representative Byron Rushing, co-chair on the Commission to End Homelessness.

This program aired on January 11, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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