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A Promise Unfulfilled: Where Homelessness in New Hampshire Stands Today

Ten years ago policy makers in New Hampshire made an ambitious promise: to end homelessness by 2016. We haven’t gotten there yet. 

Cathy Kuhn directs New Hampshire’s coalition to end homelessness and joined NHPR’s Peter Biello to discuss where the issue stands today.

Listen to their conversation below, or click here to read the transcript.


After Rejecting Ban, Lebanon Weighs Holistic Approach to Homeless Camps

 Photo by Doug Kerr

Photo by Doug Kerr

Communities in New Hampshire are grappling with this question: where are homeless people supposed to go? Cities tend to answer that question by spelling out where homeless people can’t be, imposing bans on panhandling and camping. 

One city that recently came together to strike down one of those bans—Lebanon, N.H. Tim McNamara is on the city council there and was at the public hearing where over 100 people turned out. He joined NHPR’s Peter Biello to talk about these issues. Listen to their conversation below, or click here to read the transcript.