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Vanessa Fry quoted on rural homelessness

Vanessa Fry

Idaho Policy Institute Interim Director Vanessa Fry was quoted in the article, “Homeless people in rural America struggle to find help,” which explores why there is a shortage of shelters in some areas.

From the article:

Complicating access to services for rural homeless people has been a shift in federal policy away from temporary shelters toward permanent housing, which has affected the funding shelters receive.

“Several years ago, there was a huge move away from supporting transitional housing,” said Vanessa Fry, interim director of the Idaho Policy Institute at Boise State University. “Funding was moved. Prioritization moved to permanent supportive housing.”