The homeless conundrum

  • 2006-11-22
  • By June Risum Scheibel
RIGA - A little over a year ago, Janis* injured his leg, and he wasn't able to work. Within months, he was evicted from his apartment and, since January, has been living in Riga Shelter on Maskavas Street. Janis is grateful for the care. He knows that quite a few people don't get into the shelter and that he could be living on the street."The number of homeless people [in Riga] increases every year," says Solvita Rudovica, head of the Riga Department of Welfare's social service unit. According to the Welfare Department, there are approximately 5,000 homeless people living in Riga. It's ...
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