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Charlotte Talks

An Update on Homelessness and Housing in Charlotte

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An Update on Homelessness and Housing in Charlotte On any given night nearly three thousand people are homeless on Charlotte streets. Military veterans, families hit hard by recession and folks with debilitating illnesses and others make up the homeless population. City Leaders continue to develop housing plans and a program to move sheltered homeless people into permanent housing is underway. But the city's policies are not without controversy including recent posters discouraging citizens from giving homeless people handouts and a call to restaurants to stop offering leftover foods at their back door. We look at the state of the homeless and efforts to help them. Guests Mike Rizer - Chairman, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Coalition for Housing Dr. Maria Hanlin - Executive Director, Mecklenburg Ministries Kelly Lynn - Director of Development at Charlotte Family Housing David Levine - Director of Media, Serve Charlotte's Homeless Add and read comments