The full interview with bonus material:
According to Northumberland County official reports, 78 people are homeless. It could be more. There are only 24 beds at Transition House, the county’s only emergency shelter.
People are sleeping in tents in the local woods. They sleep on the beach. They live in their cars. There are young people, single people, families, and, shockingly, seniors who cannot afford to live in their houses anymore.
Leaders from the Green Wood Coalition, Moms Stop Harm, and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church wrote an open letter calling on the community to come out to a meeting earlier this week to brainstorm solutions. This interview puts the issues surrounding the meeting into context. Here is the interview.
Originally aired: June 24, 2022