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Task Force Presents Report on Morgantown Homelessness
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on March 26, 2013 @ 11:43PM
Created on March 26, 2013 @ 10:50PM
The homeless problem in Morgantown is getting worse, and the Morgantown-Monongalia Task Force has completed a report with solutions they claim will help.
 
The group was formed two years ago by the Monongalia County Commission and Morgantown City Council. Since then, it has studied the problem in Morgantown and has looked at cities of similar size in other parts of the country to observe their solutions. They told city council Tuesday night that their report includes ten action steps to help reduce the number of homeless and to speed up the rate that people are re-housed.
 
The task force would like for a day center to be established that would allow the homeless to revive all services in one place. Officials said that in 2012, the number of homeless rose by nearly 30 percent. They also said the time to act is now.
 
"The shorter the time is that they remain homeless, the more likely they are to be able to get reestablished. The longer people remain homeless, the more difficult it becomes. You lose the patterns, you lose hope, you get depressed, and you find that it's harder and harder," said Rev. John Sonnenday.
 
The task force will host a public meeting to talk about their entire report on April 24th.

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