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United Youth Care Services continues to operate while it appeals to the state, said the group’s attorney, Knicole Emanuel.
Meanwhile, local housing advocates say dozens of families – many with children – have been told by the United Youth Care Foundation that they will no longer be able to live in the apartments or motel rooms they received as part of their drug abuse program participation.
Tina Ogundiran, Greensboro’s director of Bridging the Gap Services, said Thursday that she has registered 44 families who have recently become homeless – 38 of whom lived in shelters provided by the United Youth Care Foundation.
She said she knew about about 200 people who were displaced. Many had lived in South Pointe Apartments on South Holden Road. After the eviction, some were lucky enough to find accommodation. Others have gone to motels or live in their cars.
“This is serious,” said Ogundiran, “and nothing is done. I beg people for help.
The Salvation Army and Greensboro Housing Coalition are among the organizations that meet as the tide of homeless grows with each eviction.
“We can’t put all the people who are homeless in our shelters, even in the best of times,” said Kennedy. “That only adds to the burden. This will be a situation where we have to come up with creative solutions to problems.”