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Strategies To Tackle Homelessness Discussed At Western Massachusetts Forum

Friends of the Homeless Resource Center
Friends of the Homeless Resource Center

   A new report says progress is being made on reducing homelessness in the four counties of western Massachusetts.

    The report from the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness found that since 2012 there has been a 38 percent reduction in homeless individuals and a 24 percent decline in homeless veterans.  Family homelessness, however, remained unchanged.

    The data was presented Friday at Greenfield Community College during a meeting with state agency officials, state legislators and legislators-elect, municipal officials, and social service providers.

    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Pamela Schwartz, director of the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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