Number of homeless rising despite additional housing
Bobby Young, 28, of Huber Heights ponders his next move after Dayton police gave him an eviction notice Monday, Aug. 35 underpass on Perry Street. Police said they are giving Dayton’s homeless one week to move before evicting them from bridge underpasses and vacant lots.DAYTON The number of homeless in Montgomery County continues to rise despite effor Nike Air Max ts by the Homeless Solutions Policy Board to open 375 new units of permanent housing to move individuals off the streets and out of shelters.”We still have a long way to go,” said Joyce Probst MacAl Nike Air Max pine, Montgomery County’s Manger of Housing and Homelessness Solutions.Dayton police Sgt. Larry N. Nike Air Max Tolpin said his department began issuing written warnings Monday, Aug. 16, to the homeless who have set up residence under city bridges and highway overpasses. 35 overpass on Ludlow Street, police found abandoned duffle bags, piles of clothing, blankets and food belonging to multiple tenants.”We’re giving fair warning of two days,” Tolpin said. “After that, they’ll be cited for trespassing.”A January 2010 count from the Homeless Management Information System identified 857 homeless individuals in Montgomery County a 7 percent increase from 2006 when the homeless solutions plan was adopted.”There are more people coming to shelters, because of the economic situation,” said MacAlpine, noting that strides are still being made.The number of chronically homeless living in the county has declined from 120 in 2007 to 83 this year.”The best place to overcome issues is not in a shelter. It’s in a home,” said Tina Patterson Nike Air Max , executive director of Homefull, formerly known as The Other Place.CountyCorp, in partnership with Miami Valley Housing Opportunities, will break ground Aug. 27 on an 83 unit apartment complex, River Commons II. It will provide permanent housing and support services for those who don’t earn enough to sustain their housing needs.The $10.4 million project at 144 E. Helena St. adds 21 units of housing to Montgomery County’s total.