The annual point-in-time homeless count just concluded all over the country (January 31). Most of the agencies dealing with homeless people in our region expect the numbers to be similar to last year's, maybe a little bigger.
Our month-long series of interviews on homelessness and services in the region, Out in the Cold, concludes with a broad overview.
Dan Bryant from Square One Villages (formerly Opportunity Village Eugene), talks about successes in getting people into stable housing.
Robert Marbut has been hired by several communities in the region to examine services for homeless people... and he often finds people using services who may not need them.
Additional perspective comes from Mohamed "Hassan" Awad, a doctoral student at the University of Oregon, and Constance Wilkerson, the Continuum of Care director for Jackson County.
We explore the state of homelessness, and where approaches to it may be heading in the future.