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Homeless Advocate Brian Davis Resigns

Brian Davis on the Sound of Ideas

Brian Davis, long time executive director of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, is resigning effective this summer. 

After starting with the Coalition in the ‘90s, Davis has seen a slow-down in efforts to address homelessness in Ohio. 

Speaking on 90.3’s the Sound of Ideas, Davis says he thinks people have become indifferent to those most in need.

 “We don’t really have a response to like pregnant women who are homeless, domestic violence is a bigger and bigger problem, so you know all of those things, seeing all that, seeing how politicians are really ignoring housing and homelessness has made it very very difficult to get up every day and be an advocate” 

Davis says he’s worried, in the event of a downturn similar to the 2008 financial crisis, that Ohio lacks the infrastructure it once had to respond to an increase in homelessness.