‘We’re all connected.’; A look at the fight against homelessness

Read the article on samessenger.com. Here is an excerpt:

Every day, it’s getting harder to help people experiencing homelessness in St. Albans.

To better help, Ben Kaufmann needs more affordable housing. With few residential vacancies in the state, the people he serves – Vermont’s homeless population – can’t always find an affordable place to stay even if they have the funds.

The average length of stay at the Samaritan House is now over eight months, and Kaufmann, the program director, has a waiting list.“What we need is capacity,” he said. “We could add on five beds to Tim’s House (Samaritan’s shelter) and not notice much of a difference.”