homelessness

News
6:37 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Just Over 1,000 Homeless People In Wyoming, State Survey Says

There are just over a thousand homeless people in Wyoming, according to the state's annual survey. That's about the same as last year. On the day of the survey, around eighty percent of those people were in shelters.  The other twenty percent were living outside or in a place not meant for human habitation, like a car or an abandoned building.

Most were in Cheyenne, Casper, and Gillette, with a rising homeless population in Laramie.  

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Open Spaces
3:09 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Casper To Offer Permanent Housing Program For Chronically Homeless

Since 2010, homelessness has gone down in most places in the U.S., but not in Wyoming. A national report found that in 2013 Wyoming had nearly a thousand homeless people, up 64-percent in that time. About a quarter of those people are chronically homeless. Now, Casper wants to try a program focused on helping those individuals. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov reports.

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Open Spaces
3:10 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

New homelessness coordinator takes first steps in creating long-term homelessness plan

Brenda Lyttle

Governor Matt Mead is hoping to create a ten-year plan to address homelessness in Wyoming. As a first step in the process, the Department of Family Services has appointed a homelessness coordinator. Her name is Brenda Lyttle.

Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with her. Lyttle says her first task will be to identify what services are already available to homeless individuals in different communities in Wyoming.

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News
7:28 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Mead calls for plan to tackle homelessness

Governor Matt Mead is calling for a state-wide plan to address homelessness in Wyoming, and the Department of Family Services has appointed a homelessness coordinator to help with that process.

Brenda Lyttle says part of her job will be to find out what services are already available to homeless individuals in different communities, and help connect those services across the state.

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