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Boston Plans To Help Homeless And Foreclosed

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The city of Boston has laid out an ambitious three year housing strategy that addresses homelessness and foreclosures.

WBUR'S Monica Brady-Myerov reports.

BRADY-MYEROV: THe city has set four goals around housing that include saving a thousand homes from foreclosures, preserving affordable rental housing, and reversing the rise in homelessness.

Lisa Alberghini, a member of the mayor's housing advisory panel and part of the Archdiocese of Boston, says family homelessness has increased 70% in three years.

LISA ALBERGHINI: People are losing their homes at alarming rates they are becoming homeless they are losing them thru foreclosures. Family homelessness, as we all know, is out of control.

BRADY-MYEROV: The city's goal is to reduce family homelessness by 50% with better prevention and producing more housing for homeless people. For WBUR I'm Monica Brady-Myerov.

This program aired on March 4, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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