Tag: homelessness

  • Jacobs to Strom: The Homeless Shelter Remains A Spasm in Chapel Hill’s Lower Back-side

    “The communication between the two governments within the same community has been spasmodic and not effective.” — Orange County Commissioner Barry Jacobs after Chapel Hill Town Council member Bill Strom criticized the county this week for not working more closely with the town on finding new locations for a children’s museum, men’s homeless shelter and […]

  • They Count: 2007 Point in Time Orange County Homeless Census

    Cross-posted from Terri Buckner’s (TerriB’s) ‘blog LocalEcology Orange County Homelessness Fact SheetFebruary 2007 Total Number of Homeless People Counted in January 2007: 224 Homeless people staying in temporary shelter: 199 Homeless people without shelter (i.e. on the streets): 25 Homeless families: 23 Homeless people in families (including children): 60 Homeless children: 35 Homeless individuals (not […]

  • Giving Kiosk Out, Panhandling Meters In?

    Last year, the Downtown Partnership (DPC) commissioned a “giving kiosk” for Downtown. Callie Warner, my neighbor and metalsmith, designed what Liz Parham, Direcor of the DPC, described in this May 16th, 2006 Chapel Hill News column [PDF] as an “economic development tool”: This past week the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership carried a concept proposal for […]

  • Greene on Ending Chronic Homelessness in Orange County

    Council member Sally Greene is passionately pursuing a ten year plan to end local homelessness. Her participation, along with other valiant volunteers, gives me hope that the goal is achievable. Tonight, she reports on the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness’ efforts. Of note, they’ve agreed to “emphasize the chronically homeless in our planning (but […]