50 chronically homeless veterans are getting apartments as part of St. Louis’ Operation Reveille.
St. Louis saw a decline of seven percent from the previous year.
Rev. Larry Rice says he thinks the city is embarrassed by the high number of homeless living on the streets of St. Louis.
A video uploaded to YouTube shows SLU basketball player Austin McBroom and his friend Blake Carelli picking up Michael Chaney from a downtown sidewalk on Sunday. Then, they treated him to lunch, a haircut, and some new clothes.
Austin McBroom and his friend Blake Carelli treated a homeless man to a meal, a haircut, and some new clothes.
“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.”