Homeless Say No Progress To Help Their Situation

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Is homelessness decreasing? Governor Bob McDonnell says it is by 16 percent in Virginia, but those who live in the streets say otherwise.

Richard Entsminger is homeless in Harrisonburg. He says he lost his job and moved to the Valley to stay in a homeless shelter.

Entsminger says if anything, it has gotten worse for the homeless recently.

He says there's a lot of help in the winter, but in the summer, it's a different story.

"We used to be able to stay at the OCP, now we can't stay there in the summertime. Places that we go to in the winter time, you know where we stay warm during the day, they're closing down," said Entsminger.

A couple years ago a committee started a ten year plan to get rid of homelessness in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The committee plans to meet in July to give an annual report on its progress.

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