Strategies To Tackle Homelessness Discussed At Western Massachusetts Forum

Nov 16, 2018

Homeless people attended a resource fair in Springfield,MA
Credit WAMC

   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.