Westchester works to get homeless off the streets during winter

Westchester County reports that the number of people without a home has gone down significantly, but admits there is still a lot that needs to be done. The county says government housing programs aimed

News 12 Staff

Feb 25, 2006, 10:57 PM

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Westchester works to get homeless off the streets during winter
Westchester County reports that the number of people without a home has gone down significantly, but admits there is still a lot that needs to be done.
The county says government housing programs aimed at helping families and those who are drug free attributes to the decline in the homeless. However, the executive director of the Sharing Community in Yonkers says the county has to be sure not to neglect those who are not able to comply with policies and regulations.
Many homeless people say they move from shelter to shelter in search of food and warmth. Organizations are doing their best to try to provide hot meals and a place to stay for those unfortunate enough to be on the streets in the dead of winter. Currently, the county reports there are 1,200 homeless living in Westchester.


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