Washington, D.C. — Homelessness isn’t just an issue that the rest of the country is dealing with, it’s also an issue that plagues the Nation's Capital. As the living costs soar, homelessness in DC doubles the national average. Not only do you have people suffering from mental illness, or some cases vets, but you now have single mothers stuck between a rock and a hard place because of the lack of affordable housing, finding themselves homeless.
“People underestimate the degree to which housing is out of reach for people,” said Laura Zeilinger the director of the Department of Human Services in Washington.
On this special town hall titled the ‘The Forgotten Poor’ we want to explore what it’s going to take to rid homelessness and chronic poverty not only out of the Nation’s Capital, but the rest of the country.
Host station: WJLA TV in Washington, DC
4.Dr. Marla M. Dean, Executive Director/CEO of Bright Beginnings, Inc.
5.Sandra Jackson, Executive Director, House of Ruth
6.Deborah J. Chambers, Sr. Director of Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement, Central Union Mission
7.Tony Crews, Behavioral Health Expert
8.B. Doyle Mitchell
9.R. Hunter Morin