“You can own your own building but if you own it and try to sleep on it, you get arrested. You sleep on the sidewalk, you get arrested.”
“We could reach a point, eighteen months from now, where we have in fact ended chronic homelessness in St. Louis.”
“In the wintertime, when it’s cold…every news station says ‘bring your pets in tonight, don’t let them stay out in the cold.’ Are we no better than pets?”
Alderman Ken Ortman says motorists are complaining about beggars walking between rows of cars, asking for change.
The barricades are still up, with signs that say “sidewalk closed for health and safety reasons.”
A St. Louis County homeless shelter is quickly becoming a reality and the County Executive is looking to provide services for the homeless.
On this Labor Day holiday weekend, St. Patrick Center is celebrating its success in matching up formerly-homeless people with new jobs.
Rep. Lacy Clay announces nearly $1 million to help secure permanent housing.