“Keep your Coins… We Need Change!” Presented by LRV 2016 Government Team

Objective

To bring awareness to the issues that are caused by the elevated chronically homeless population in the downtown Roanoke area, explore possible causes of the problem and government’s role in it, and to propose meaningful solutions that will have a long term positive impact.

When we picked the topic of homelessness in the City of Roanoke, we realized that it was a very broad topic; one that we could narrow into many different sub-topics, whether it be children that are homeless, the mental health or addiction.  Any number of those sub-topics would have been a worthy program.

We ultimately decided to cover was the government’s role to help minimize and eventually eliminate the downtown Roanoke homeless/transient population.  (more…)