Harbor Homes to bolster efforts to help the homeless in Nashua
Harbor Homes of Nashua is hoping to raise at least $100,000 in the next year — money that will be used to pay rent for chronically homeless people living in Nashua and its surrounding communities.
According to Keating, there are about 304 chronically homeless individuals living in the Greater Nashua area. Chronically homeless is identified as a person who has been living on the streets, in a car or at a shelter for more than a year, has been homeless multiple times and has a disabling condition — either psychiatric or physical — that prevents them from being economically self sufficient.
The Ending Homelessness Fund has just been created, although about $35,000 has already been raised by the Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashua, according to Keating, who said he is grateful for the generous donation.
"It is a very fitting day," said Keating, who is spearheading the fundraising efforts with his wife.
"When you look at strategic areas such as Nashua and Manchester, we know these people are out there, even though it may not be as visible in comparison to New York City or Los Angeles," said Keating, who is optimistic that New Hampshire organizations can work together to end homelessness in the state.
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