WWNO News Reports
8:47 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Mayor Landrieu Names Task Force To End Homelessness

New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu has already directed staff to find city grants and services. Now he's appointing 50 people to find state and federal programs that could help the city. He says that on any given night 65-hundred people in New Orleans are living without a home, one of the highest rates in the nation. The Unity of Greater New Orleans organization says the number climbs to 92-hundred when combined with Jefferson Parish. Landrieu wants the committee to come up with a master plan to prevent and ultimately end homelessness in the city. He's speaking today with the new group and is expected to request that plan by September 30th.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.