Thursday, May 06, 2010

On being ... homeless in Seminole County

On any given night in Seminole County (a wealthy suburb of Orlando), 700 homeless people are sleeping in more than 70 camps or in cars or vans, behind trash dumpsters, or doubled-up with other families in apartments.

In Seminole County public schools, 1,140 students were considered homeless as of April 2010. This is an increase from 600 just two years ago.

Hear more of the problem in this Central Florida Matters interview with Cathy Jackson of the Homeless Services Network in Part One: The Problem and the Players.

Part Two (tentatively set to post on 5/27/10) will feature voices from the homeless population.


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