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Louisville agency plans to hire street monitor to help homeless, track panhandling
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 27, 2013 9:01 AM EDT
A downtown Louisville agency is looking to replicate an initiative in Cincinnati that has helped reduce the homeless population.
In Cincinnati, Chico Lockhart walks the downtown streets searching for and interacting with homeless people. He works with police, courts and case workers to get them the help they need.
Cincinnati officials say Lockhart's efforts have reduced panhandling and gotten hundreds of homeless people off the streets.
Ken Herndon, director of operations for the Louisville agency, says he hopes the new monitor is on the job by next year.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com