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"The Lehigh Valley's Hidden Homeless"

An article in the Lehigh University's "Brown and White" newspaper dated Feb 25, 2023, by Elizabeth Strattner, gives an honest look at the current homeless situation in the Lehigh Valley.



Article: "Count reveals some of Lehigh Valley's hidden homeless population" article by Julian Abraham, published Jan 27, 2024.  This is a good look at the human side of the homeless statistics. It shares some personal stories of the people using the Bethlehem Emergency Shelter.


Article: "'Is anybody home?': A mission to count the Lehigh Valley's homeless population" article by Julian Abraham, published Jan 29, 2023.  This news article gives an inside look at the actual 2023 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count of the Homeless in Bethlehem.  It is an awakening look into their daily living situation. 

2023 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count of Homeless

This is the official homeless census sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  A count is taken every January to enumerate the state of homelessness on a local level.  This report is presented on the website of the Pennsylvania Continuums of Care.  

City of Bethlehem - Strategic Plan to Address Homelessness

September 2023   

This 50-page report was a result of the all inclusive study by Michael Baker International.  The report details the current situation and provides alternative solutions. 


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