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Homelessness in Kentucky

Homelessness in Kentucky

Homelessness in Kentucky

Renee looks at homelessness from the perspectives of advocates in Kentucky's two largest cities. First, she speaks with Natalie Harris, executive director of Louisville's Coalition for the Homeless, and then with Charlie Lanter, director of Lexington's Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention.
S12 E17 Length 28:46 Premiere: 1.27.17

Homelessness in Kentucky: Underlying Causes and Possible Solutions

Preliminary results from counts conducted last week show an uptick in homeless populations in both Louisville and Lexington.

Volunteers found 156 unsheltered homeless individuals in the River City, up from 112 in 2016’s count. In Lexington, there were 41 unsheltered homeless people, which is nearly double the number recorded the year before. Totals from both cities will be finalized in coming weeks as surveys of homeless people living in community shelters are tabulated.

On KET’s Connections, host Renee Shaw discussed issues of homelessness with Natalie Harris, executive director of Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless, and Charlie Lanter, director of Lexington’s Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention.

Social workers, advocates for the homeless, and volunteers fan out across the nation to conduct the annual count. The Point-in-Time census seeks to quantify those living on streets and in shelters.

But who actually qualifies as homeless depends on whose definition you use. Lanter explains that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the agency that provides federal funding to fight homelessness, says someone is homeless if they’ve lived outside or in a shelter for a year or more.

On the other hand the U.S. Department of Education expands on that definition to include youth who live in transitional accommodations such as Salvation Army housing or who “couch surf” with friends or relatives.

“Those people ironically wouldn’t even be eligible for HUD assistance because they don’t fit the HUD definition,” says Lanter. “These are the games we have to play when we’re dealing with federal funding; our office’s job is to try to cut through that.”

Homelessness in Lexington has been trending downward in recent years, according to Lanter. He says the total number of sheltered and unsheltered individuals was 1,064 last year. He says that was a 26 percent decrease from the 2014 homeless census.

The Louisville Coalition for the Homeless, a nonprofit advocacy group that represents some 30 agencies that work with the homeless, reported 1,116 homeless people in their 2016 Point-in-Time count. That was down from 1,466 in 2015.

In both communities the number of individuals and families living in shelters comprise the greatest portion of the total homeless count. Both agencies say they closely monitor these statistics so they can track demographic changes to the homeless population and determine how to allocate resources to best help dislocated individuals and families.

An Increase in Youth Homelessness
Lanter and Harris say the homeless can include those with mental health issues or suffering from drug or alcohol addiction; military veterans who’ve had difficulty reentering civilian life; low-income families struggling to make ends meet; or young adults who have aged out of the foster care system and have no real place to go.

In fact, the fastest growing segment of the homeless population is 18 – 24 year olds. Younger children are also impacted by homelessness as well. For example, the number of homeless students in Fayette County schools jumped 92 percent from the 2012-2013 school year to the 2014-2015 academic year.

“We need the child to be able to worry about learning and growing and being a kid,” says Lanter, “and not worrying about where they’re going to sleep tomorrow and what’s for dinner, if anything.”

Lanter adds that he hopes more federal funds will be devoted to addressing student and youth homelessness.

A 2013 report from the Louisville Homeless Coalition showed more than 10,000 Jefferson County public school students were counted as homeless in the previous two years. Harris says her group saw youth numbers start to rise when the recession hit in 2007- 2008.

Another factor is the epidemic of heroin and prescription opioid abuse. Children who are abandoned by a parent with an addiction may end up in state care or staying with relatives. Harris says in Louisville alone, more than 6,000 children live with a grandparent because their parents are no longer in the picture.

“Kentucky has the largest number of kids in foster care now than ever in history,” Harris says, “and a lot of those kids, it’s because of drugs that their parents are involved in.”

She says Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has several initiatives focusing on so-called disconnected youth (those who are not in school and are not working). Harris says the city has expanded its summer works program. They’ve also created a REimage initiative that will give 18 to 24-year-olds who are facing misdemeanor criminal charges a second chance to continue their education or get a job.

A Lack of Affordable Housing
Youth and adults may also find themselves homeless because they don’t earn enough income to be able to afford a place to live.

“Over half of them are employed but they’re in jobs [where they’re] making minimum wage or maybe $8.50 an hour, and they have kids and they’re trying to make ends meet,” Harris says. “They just can’t figure out what to do when their car breaks down or there’s a hospital bill or some unexpected expense.”

That’s why Lanter says it’s important not to assume that a street panhandler is homeless. He says they may be soliciting handouts to help make a rent payment that month. Or they could actually be homeless and have an income, but can’t get a place to live because they don’t have enough money to pay the rent as well as the security deposit and other fees a new renter may be charged. Plus he says a person or family who has been evicted from their home or apartment will likely have a harder time getting new housing even though they are the very people who need it the most.

Lexington’s Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has launched a program to help homeless wage earners get back into housing. Lanter says his agency will pay the security deposit and first month’s rent if the individual can prove they have the income to sustain monthly rental payments. In the first six months alone, that program moved upwards of 40 individuals and families into their own place to live. And they did it for a modest investment of about $10,000, says Lanter.

Affordable housing availability is an issue that homeless advocates in both Louisville and Lexington are working to address. Harris says a safe, sanitary, and affordable home is crucial to everyone’s well-being. Her coalition provided subsidies that allowed more than 1,000 homeless veterans get a place to live.

Lanter says Lexington’s homelessness office tries to work with developers to ensure that urban renewal projects include housing units that would be affordable to those people already living in those neighborhoods and to homeless people who have nowhere else to go.

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M.A.D.E. (Motivating Youth All Day Everyday) - S8 E13

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Derek Anderson - S8 E18

Former University of Kentucky Wildcat and NBA player Derek Anderson discusses his new book, Stamina, about how he overcame poverty and other challenges.

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Jane Beshear - S8 E21

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Janet Steele Holloway, founder of Women Leading Kentucky and author, discusses her coming of age autobiography A Willful Child.

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  • Friday November 20, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 20, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday November 20, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 20, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

  • Thursday November 19, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 19, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 19, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 19, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 18, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

  • Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 17, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 17, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 17, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

  • Monday November 16, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday November 16, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday November 16, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday November 16, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday November 16, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday November 16, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Jecorey Arthur and Quintez Brown

  • Saturday November 21, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday November 21, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 15, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

  • Friday November 13, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 13, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday November 13, 2020 2:10 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 13, 2020 1:10 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday November 13, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 13, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

  • Thursday November 12, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 12, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 12, 2020 2:07 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 12, 2020 1:07 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 12, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 12, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 11, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 2:01 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 1:01 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 10, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

  • Monday November 9, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday November 9, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday November 9, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday November 9, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Terrance Sullivan

  • Saturday November 14, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday November 14, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 8, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

  • Friday November 6, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 6, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday November 6, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 6, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday November 6, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday November 6, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

  • Thursday November 5, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 5, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 5, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 5, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday November 5, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday November 5, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Anthony Smith - S11 E16

  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday November 4, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Wayne Lewis - S11 E15

  • Tuesday November 3, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 3, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 3, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 3, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 3, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday November 3, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear - S11 E11

  • Monday November 2, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday November 2, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday November 2, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday November 2, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday November 2, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday November 2, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

2020 Election Preview with Colmon Elridge and Tres Watson

  • Saturday November 7, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday November 7, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday November 1, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday October 31, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday October 31, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET

Miss Kentucky Clark Davis - S11 E10

  • Friday October 30, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday October 30, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday October 30, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday October 30, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday October 30, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday October 30, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Ari Berman - S11 E9

  • Thursday October 29, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 29, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday October 29, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday October 29, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Allison Joseph - S11 E8

  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
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Season 12

Episodes

Season 12 Episodes

Kinship Care Activist Katie Okumu

S12 E46 Length 26:27 Premiere Date 8.25.17

Photographer Carol Peachee

S12 E45 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 8.18.17

Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative

S12 E44 Length 28:28 Premiere Date 8.11.17

Sec. Vickie Yates Brown Glisson

S12 E43 Length 29:17 Premiere Date 8.4.17

Criminal Justice Reform

S12 E42 Length 28:08 Premiere Date 7.28.17

Kayla Rae Whitaker

S12 E41 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 7.14.17

Uncovering Bias in Preschool Education

S12 E40 Length 29:01 Premiere Date 7.7.17

The Latest Data on Kentucky's Kids

S12 E39 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 6.30.17

Building Leadership Skills

S12 E38 Length 29:01 Premiere Date 6.23.17

The Ali Center's Donald Lassere

S12 E37 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 6.16.17

Improving Nutrition in the Daily Diet

S12 E36 Length 27:06 Premiere Date 6.9.17

Alzheimer's Disease

S12 E35 Length 28:19 Premiere Date 6.2.17

Innovation at the Alltech Conference

S12 E34 Length 28:33 Premiere Date 5.26.17

Political Journalist Cokie Roberts

S12 E33 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 5.22.17

2017 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

S12 E32 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 5.12.17

Alison Lundergan Grimes

S12 E31 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 5.9.17

Sexual Trauma in the Military

S12 E30 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 5.2.17

Foster Care

S12 E29 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 4.24.17

Justice Secretary John Tilley

S12 E23 Length 29:36 Premiere Date 4.14.17

Job Training in Kentucky

S12 E22 Length 29:31 Premiere Date 3.24.17

Kentucky Tourism

S12 E21 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 2.24.17

Reducing Youth Violence

S12 E20 Length 28:21 Premiere Date 2.17.17

State Treasurer Allison Ball

S12 E19 Length 28:51 Premiere Date 2.10.17

Poverty in America

S12 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 2.3.17

Homelessness in Kentucky

S12 E17 Length 28:46 Premiere Date 1.27.17

Sadiqa Reynolds

S12 E16 Length 28:06 Premiere Date 1.20.17

Cory Jewell Jensen

S12 E15 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 1.13.17

Bill Goodman

S12 E14 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 1.6.17

Promoting Health Equity

S12 E13 Length 29:01 Premiere Date 12.16.16

Kentucky's Teacher of the Year

S12 E12 Length 27:22 Premiere Date 12.9.16

Important Issues for Seniors

S12 E11 Length 28:20 Premiere Date 11.18.16

Nonprofit Organizations

S12 E10 Length 28:22 Premiere Date 11.11.16

Iris Wilbur and Colmon Elridge

S12 E9 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 11.4.16

Alzheimer's Disease

S12 E8 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 10.28.16

Activism Through Music and Art

S12 E7 Length 28:31 Premiere Date 10.21.16

Paducah's Merryman House

S12 E6 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 10.14.16

The Achievement Gap

S12 E5 Length 28:01 Premiere Date 10.7.16

Discussing Domestic Violence

S12 E4 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 9.30.16

Musician Jon Secada

S12 E3 Length 29:13 Premiere Date 9.23.16

Playwright Mitzi Sinnott

S12 E2 Length 27:12 Premiere Date 9.15.16

FDA Chief Dr. Robert Califf

S12 E1 Length 26:26 Premiere Date 9.9.16

Clips and Previews

Season 12 Clips and Previews

Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy

Preview Length 29:32 Premiere Date 9.8.17

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