Almost 70,000 people in El Paso County live in poverty, according to new statistics from the U.S. Census. The poorest of the poor are homeless people suffering from mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction and disabilities. Is there anything we can do to reduce and even eliminate poverty in the Pikes Peak Region?
In partnership with Catholic Charities, Peak Vista Health Centers and Care & Share Food Bank, the J&P has launched a community discussion of the new federal Interagency Council on Homelessness strategy document, “Opening Doors.” We hope to form a Housing Advocacy Coalition soon to address affordable housing, mortgage reform and tenant’s rights. For more information, contact Steve firstname.lastname@example.org. “Opening Doors” can be found at www.ich.gov.