Abele announces plan to combat Homelessness in Milwaukee County
Posted: Oct 21, 2015 6:41 PM CDT | Updated: Oct 21, 2015 6:44 PM CDT
A few months after Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced a plan to combat homelessness in the city.
He said they're way ahead of schedule.
The plan was to have 100 people placed in permanent housing by the end of the first year.
Abele said that goal should be reached in just six months.
"If you spend time in Zeidler Park now or if you spend time in Pere Marquette Park you're not going to see as many homeless people. In fact most of the time you won't see any and that's not because they've been given a ticket or pushed off it's because they've been given permanent housing," Abele said.
The Guest House and Hope House said they've already seen a big reduction in chronic homelessness in their shelters.