WWLTV Sunday Edition: Homeless in N.O.

by Lesley Simpson / Eyewitness News
Posted on January 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM

The homeless situation in New Orleans appears to be a growing challenge, with more people on the streets and limited spaces in local shelters to accommodate them.

The issue becomes a special concern on nights when the weather is so dangerously cold that the city issues a freeze plan to make more spaces available in local shelters.

The city of New Orleans’ new Director of Neighborhood Services, Stacy Horn Koch who is the city’s homeless coordinator, the Executive Director of The New Orleans Mission, Linda Gonzalez, and the Executive Director of UNITY of Greater New Orleans, Martha Kegel sit down with Dennis to discuss how and why the homeless issue is changing, and what should be done about it.

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