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Cities Advance in Homeless Housing Efforts

  |  October 7, 2011
Shreveport is making strides in housing chronically homeless people, while New Orleans is leading the way.
Becky Kanis, director of the 100,000 Homes Campaign, discussed the program’s progress here and across the United States on Thursday during the Louisiana State Homeless Conference in Shreveport. The three-day conference attracted about 250 representatives of homeless service agencies from across Louisiana.
“I think people want to live in communities where no one gets left out,” Kanis said.
The 100,000 Homes Campaign aims to move 100,000 homeless people at risk of dying on the street into permanent housing with appropriate support services. To date, the 101 participating communities have moved 10,906 people into housing.