The expense of homelessness drains a community’s resources. Knowing the solution to this chronic problem is vital for the ongoing growth of any urban center. Part 1 of Local Channel 4 WHBF’s three part series addresses the costs and the solution of homelessness. Humility Homes and Services COO, Christie Adamson, explains the local situation to reporter Tahera Rahman in this segment: Growing problem of homelessness costs the QC more money.
Researcher Maya Brennan, senior policy associate at the Urban Institute, demonstrates the local need for affordable housing as a solution to homelessness: “The Quad Cities metro area has more than 11,000 extremely low income renter households and they’re competing for fewer than 2,400 places.”
Report, Part Two: “We’re homeless, not hopeless.”
Report, Part Three: “Stuck in the System: What’s hampering homeless help in the QC”