Snook reacts to homelessness rise in Charlottesville
Tuesday, February 14th 2023, 9:07 PM EST
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Homelessness in Charlottesville is on the rise. Last year, a survey showed that 260 people are without homes, up from 177 before the pandemic.
According to the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless, about 70 percent of the homeless are experiencing it for the first time.
"We know it's a problem, we know and it's also got to be seen as a regional issue as well,” said Charlottesville Mayor Lloyd Snook.
He adds that the number one issue is not enough housing for any income level.
This story will be continued on Wednesday, with more information on what the city is doing to address homelessness and the obstacles the homeless face when they try to get off the streets and back on their feet.