Homelessness http://wyso.org en Volunteers Conduct Homeless Count In Montgomery County http://wyso.org/post/volunteers-conduct-homeless-count-montgomery-county <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">In the midst of the ongoing intense cold weather, teams of volunteers are spreading across Montgomery County Wednesday morning for the yearly statewide census of homelessness. The count gives service organizations a snapshot of how many people are on the streets or in shelters on a given night, and it is required for counties that receive affordable housing assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:07:16 +0000 Lewis Wallace 45192 at http://wyso.org Volunteers Conduct Homeless Count In Montgomery County Shelters Work To Get People Inside During Extreme Weather http://wyso.org/post/shelters-work-get-people-inside-during-extreme-weather <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">With temperatures running dangerously low, workers from local shelters are working overtime to get people in off the streets. While hundreds in the Dayton area are experiencing homelessness, most have found a way to be inside.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 20:21:03 +0000 Lewis Wallace 44290 at http://wyso.org Shelters Work To Get People Inside During Extreme Weather Ohio Agencies Get Over $10M For Homeless Veterans http://wyso.org/post/ohio-agencies-get-over-10m-homeless-veterans <p>Federal grants totaling more than $10.3 million have been awarded to Ohio agencies to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families.</p><p>Agencies in 36 Ohio counties will use the grants to serve more than 3,000 homeless and at-risk veteran families.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday that $300 million in homeless prevention grants were awarded to 319 community-based groups in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 36206 at http://wyso.org New Funding to Help Homeless in Montgomery County http://wyso.org/post/new-funding-help-homeless-montgomery-county <p>Funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development are providing some additional support for the homeless. WYSO&rsquo;s Jerry Kenney has the details.</p><p>Nearly $700,000 dollars are coming to Montgomery County HUD agencies. Debbie Watts Robinson is CEO with Miami Valley Housing Opportunities.</p><p>MVHO received $325,000 in grant money &ndash; that will go towards the purchase of 12 housing units for single adults with disabilities.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:11:38 +0000 Jerry Kenney 13003 at http://wyso.org Advocates Predict Ohio Homelessness Will Worsen http://wyso.org/post/advocates-predict-ohio-homelessness-will-worsen <p>Advocates trying to solve Ohio&#39;s problem of homelessness predict it will get worse in the coming months. Bill Faith heads the Coalition on Housing and Homelessness in Ohio. He says federal money to help the homeless is running out.</p><p>&quot;Ohio got its share of money, almost 66 million dollars, that since 2010 has been used to prevent homelessness for thousands of Ohioans who were on the edge, but that money is beginning to dry up,&quot; says Faith.</p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 21:40:36 +0000 Bill Cohen (Ohio Public Radio) 6988 at http://wyso.org