Advocates Predict Ohio Homelessness Will Worsen

Nov 16, 2011

Advocates trying to solve Ohio'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.

"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," says Faith.

Advocates for the homeless are now displaying huge banners with photos of homeless people and families. The idea is to translate the dry statistics about the homeless into the faces of real people.