The Republican reported extensively on family homelessness, and motel placements, in a two-part series last week.  Part 1 explores the rise in family homelessness, the use of motels to house homeless families, proposed legislation responding to the use of motels for homeless families, and the current shift to a Housing First response.  Part 2 reports on what its like for the families to live in motels, and profiles families that have received assistance which has enabled them to become stably housed.

Also covered last week: the results of Springfield’s January 2010 point-in-time count, which verified the increase in family homelessness, but showed a slight decrease in homelessness among individuals without children.

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