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The Supreme Court vacancy raises stakes for a reproductive-rights campaign; voter-registration deadlines are just around the corner; and the pandemic compounds child-care woes.


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A Winter Blight Lingers Into Spring

April 16, 2007


Although the calendar says its springtime, the problem of homelessness in New Hampshire doesn't end with the winter. That's one of the messages being delivered Tuesday at a forum in Dover. Organizers say more and more local people are unable to find housing, or if they do find it, they pay an unreasonable portion of their income for shelter. Rev. Doctor Robert Ervin, Rector of Dover's St. Thomas Episcopal Church, says it's not just the poor anymore.

"Homelessness is increasingly a problem, and we don't necessarily mean people who are living in cars or campgrounds. It's folks who are really quite desperate, although not entirely destitute."

Ervin emphasizes that many people live on the brink of homelessness, where losing a house or apartment is one major expense away.

"More and more people are failing to be able to afford health insurance, so that they would be one illness away or one accident away from incurring grievous expenses."

Tuesday's event starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Dover Public Library. It is sponsored by the Dover Area Religious Leaders Association.

John Robinson/Eric Mack, Public News Service - NH