Housing News of the Week 12.11.19

Check out the recent news below to see what is happening this week in Housing News.

On the verge of homelessness, one man’s story highlights limited options for low-income seniors
The Morning Call
When Benjamin Cross was evicted from the rundown motel room he had called home for nearly seven years, his friends couldn’t bear the thought of him becoming homeless. “You can’t put an 80-year-old man that has a walker out on the street during the day and into a shelter at night,” said Kathy Burns. Burns and her husband, Len Biehl, took Cross, whom they had known for less than a year, into their Lower Macungie Township home in September, thinking he could stay a few weeks. Cross moved into their spare bedroom, ate at their table and, with Biehl and Burns’ help, began his search for a place to call his own. (to read more, click the link above)

LTE: Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act 2019
Harrisburg Patriot News
Each year, approximately 20,000 youth across the country age out of foster care. Unfortunately, this sudden transition places these vulnerable young adults at risk of homelessness and housing instability due to the loss of the financial, educational and social supports that the child welfare system provides. Research shows that up to one-third of young people experience homelessness during their transition from foster care to adulthood.  (to read more, click the link above)

Chester County officials ask public to help them end homelessness
West Chester Daily Local
The recent proclamation recognizing National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week signed by Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell set the stage for Chester County Decade to Doorways’ latest effort to end homelessness in the county. At a reception hosted by the County’s Decade to Doorways team during Thanksgiving week, a new public engagement initiative, “Be The Key”, was introduced, petitioning the public to meaningfully take part in efforts to prevent and end homelessness in Chester County. (to read more, click the link above)

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