Homeless Again Flock To County Council To Call For Shelter

View Comments
Election Returns

CLAYTON, MO (KMOX) - For five weeks in a row, homeless shelter residents and homeless advocates have flocked to the St. Louis County Council meeting to ask for a new shelter.

Lindsay Resney says she has never been homeless but has seen firsthand how overcrowded the shelters are.

“She was living on the street in a teeny-tiny park in DeBaliviere and, because she was single, she couldn’t get a shelter. It was only November and they were already full,” she said.

County Council Chair Kathleen Burkett addressed the homeless, saying a plan is in the works.

“Please understand, it cannot happen overnight,” she said. “It’s a very very complex issue, as I think all of you are aware. But don’t give up hope on that.”

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,965 other followers