Non-profits work to stop homelessness in Lowndes County

Posted at 5:35 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 14:10:11-05

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) - Efforts to stop homelessness in Lowndes County took place Monday as members of the National Alliance to End Homelessness strategized with prevention plans.

Various non-profit organizations that cater to the homeless population in Lowndes County discussed how to make homelessness rare, brief and non-re-occurring. One of the goals is to make shelter stays short.

They are also working on eliminating sobriety and income requirements policies that may make it difficult to enter.

"If a person is homeless they need to reach out to community organizations, our partners that we have here, faith based folks we have here to get help and get services that they actually qualify for," said Randy Lane, an executive director.

Lane says, the homeless problem in Lowndes County isn't as large as a major metropolitan city, but there is a problem. Efforts will continue throughout the coming year to find methods to reduce homeless cases rapidly.