Homeless population rises in Eau Claire
EAU CLAIRE - Despite what you might think, the economy does not have to be in the tank for the homeless population to rise. In Eau Claire, advocates for the homeless say the number of empty apartments has dropped – and in many cases, rents have increased beyond some people’s ability-to-pay them.
In the meantime, the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram says the community’s homeless shelters are full – and waiting lists for potential residents are getting longer.
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