The Working Homeless

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WINK investigates cost of helping homeless in SWFL, what communities get in return

How much does it cost to get homeless people into housing? What does the community get in return? Those are some of the questions...
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The Working Homeless Part 10: From homeless to housed

"We've never been a nation that has given up on our own people. And to me, that's the most important thing.” – Michael Raposa, CEO,...
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The Working Homeless Part 9: Is the system working?

It's week seven since Brent Grayson signed up for public homeless assistance in Lee County. He worked and waited through the holidays, the tornadoes. "The...
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Counting the Homeless: One FGCU student explains why she’s taking part in Lee County’s...

How many homeless people live in Lee County? Right now, the Lee County Homeless Coalition is spearheading a headcount to find out. It's part of...
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The Working Homeless Part 7: Lee commissioners don’t answer questions on homeless issues, county...

"Talk a little bit about transparency and accountability. That's what people are asking for and they want to see that and they're wondering why...
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The Working Homeless Part 6: Community steps up while homeless man waits for public...

Brent Grayson will no longer need to leave work here at The Oasis Restaurant and walk the city in search of a safe place...
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The Working Homeless Part 5: Navigating the road to housing

Why don't these people just get jobs so they can get off the streets? That's a typical question people ask when they see the...
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The Working Homeless Part 4: Questions and answers

You spoke to city leaders and people knowledgeable about homelessness. How are they responding? Céline McArthur, WINK News investigative reporter: "I showed the story to...
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The Working Homeless Part 3: Why is it happening in SWFL and whose job...

It's become a story that makes you think -- how can you be employed and not be able to put a roof over your...
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The Working Homeless Part 2: Fort Myers Mayor reacts to investigation

What happens when a working wage isn't a living wage? For some, they become part of a growing population known as the Working Homeless....

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