Takeout Tuesday: Homelessness in Broward County


Nov 8, 2017 – 6:00 PM

225 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Map

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Homelessness in Broward County The downtown homeless situation has been an issue both the City and County have been trying to solve.  It’s a sensitive issue, trying to improve the lives of the individuals who need assistance as well as trying to keep visitors and residents safe as many feel threatened by them in key downtown locations - especially around Stranahan Park. There are several plans in place by various homeless organizations to try and address the issue of homelessness in our county (with our veterans, families and run-a-ways), but how do we serve the chronically homeless - those who may not want to be helped?    Fort Lauderdale Commissioners have been conflicted about the city's role, feeling homeless-related issues are throughout Broward and should be dealt with at the county level.    Is this a city issue or a county issue?  And can it be solved? For reading material and more information regarding this event please visit: Panelists: Jack Seiler, Mayor, City of Fort Lauderdale Bertha Henry, County Administrator, Broward County Dr. Ted Greer Jr., Chief Executive Officer,  Hope South Florida Moderator: Jim DeFede, Investigative Reporter, CBS Miami Price: Free! Spaced limited to the first 80 guests Event Details: Panel discussion will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Bring your favorite take-out dinner and a drink! Partners: Broward League of CitiesGreater Fort Lauderdale Alliance About the Village Square: The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialog on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy. Take-out Tuesday is a regular part of programming at The Village Square. These events are free and open to the public. Bring your favorite take-out dinner and a drink and join us to learn about a hot local, state or national topic. The event will start promptly at 6:00 p.m.

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