It Should Be Zero



213 people in September
203 people in August 
158 people in July 2014
133 people in June 2014
122 people in May 2014
123 people in Apr. 2014
141 people in Mar. 2014
154 people in Feb. 2014
167 people in Jan. 2014
130 people in Dec. 2013
205 people in Nov. 2013
220 people in Oct. 2013
192 people in Sept. 2013
170 people in Aug. 2013
164 people in July 2013


There is a homeless problem in Troy.

During the month of October, 209 men, women and children were homeless and requested services from Joseph’s House & Shelter.  They asked for a warm, safe place to stay the night and a simple meal. 

Our emergency shelters are always full, and staff routinely have to turn down requests from individuals and families.  In a county with a population only around 100,000 people, this number is too high.  While there are many organizations and agencies in place to assist our citizens, more is needed.

The number shouldn’t be 209 – it should be zero.


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