6:16am

Fri June 1, 2012
Lexington/Richmond

Large Volunteer Response for Homelessness Commission

A call for volunteers to examine homelessness issues in Lexington has produced a great deal of interest.  114 people have offered to service on the Mayor’s Commission on Homelessness.  Susan Straub, spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Gray, says ‘It’s encouraging to have so many interested in serving on the Commission. ‘  She adds, “ It will also mean we will be adjusting the appointment schedule.  This is a complex issue.  We need experienced citizens around the problem solving table, working to find the best solutions for everyone.”

  The group will examine long term challenges and needs.  It will also evaluate recently studies of homelessness in Lexington.  The commission is expected to be appointed in June.