Tuesday: WFAE discusses homeless LGBT youth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — WFAE’s “Charlotte Talks” will discuss homelessness in the Queen City, including homeless LGBT youth, on Tuesday morning’s program.

The show will air at 9 a.m. on WFAE.

“Each year 400 affordable housing vouchers are released to Charlotteans in need but the demand far exceeds the supply,” WFAE says about the upcoming show. “We talk to some of the people working to find housing for those who applied but didn’t receive those vouchers. Then, we turn our attention to one particular group of homeless people: LGBTQ teens whose parents have shown them the door. Where do they go? How do they survive? We find out.”

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Guests slated for part one of the show include: Fulton Meachem, Jr., CEO, Charlotte Housing Authority; Jim Prosser, Executive Director, Centralina Council of Governments; Deronda Metz, Director of Social Services, Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte

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The second half of the show will include: Brennon Graham, Executive Director, The Relatives; Francisco White, EPY Peer Navigator, RAIN; Shakira Clarke, Director of Youth Services, Time Out Youth Center.

[Ed. Note — This story has been updated to reflect a change in the show’s line-up. Time Out Youth’s Shakira Clarke will appear in place of UNC-Charlotte’s Joshua Burford.]

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Posted by Matt Comer

Matt Comer is a staff writer for QNotes. He previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015.