Homelessness in Virginia

In this series, WMRA's Kara Lofton explores homelessness in our area.

Christopher Clymer Kurtz

In January the government’s new definition of “chronically homeless” took effect. The agency says this new definition, which has been years in the making, will aid in eliminating chronic homelessness by 2017, two years after an earlier deadline for that same goal. WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports that when it comes to defining chronic homelessness, however, little seems definite.

Kara Lofton

In the last installment of our series on homelessness, WMRA’s Kara Lofton talks to local experts about how solving the housing crisis could be the answer to eliminating homelessness in Virginia.

A Life Upended by Alcohol

Apr 15, 2015
Kara Lofton

Alcoholism does not define Richard Rose, but his life has certainly been shaped by the addiction.

Kara Lofton

Sarah Blackwell has struggled with disability, physical abuse, and drug addiction since she was a teenager.

An Uphill Struggle to "Get Off These Streets"

Apr 1, 2015
Kara Lofton

WMRA’s Kara Lofton met Joseph Culver in a common room at a day shelter in Charlottesville called The Haven.

Kara Lofton

Is there Hope for Hunger and Homelessness in Harrisonburg? City councilman Kai Degner certainly thinks so.

Bringing Health Care in a "Suitcase Clinic"

Mar 19, 2015
Rebekah Greenfield

For many people, 6:30 on a Wednesday evening means settling down for dinner with family, attending a religious or civic group meeting, or listening to the business news on WMRA.

Underlying Issues in Our Homelessness Problem

Mar 18, 2015
Kara Lofton

Could you recognize homelessness if you saw it? You would probably answer “yes” to that question.