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More Gboro homeless shelter firestorm

Note the photo of Interactive Resource Center client Shannon Stewart and his friend at their camp near Murrow Boulevard and East Market Street. The cutline in this morning’s N&R print edition identifies Stewart as one of the Interactive Resource Center’s “success stories,” but if that’s the case then why is he still homeless?

Meanwhile, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan to “responds to allegations of discrimination and harassment on the part assistant director Will Howard as revealed in the N&R’s investigation into IRC:

“If it’s true, it would be really disheartening,” Vaughan said. “The IRC really fills a niche. I would hate to see any of that derailed.”

….“We don’t want to see things going on that will have a negative impact on the reputation of the IRC,” Mayor Vaughan said. “It’s too important of an agency. We have to make sure it’s held to high standards and people are treated properly.”

Incoming IRC director Michelle Kennedy says “certainly any allegation ought to be taken seriously,” adding it’s her understanding that outgoing director Liz Seymour and the IRC board “have fully investigated anything that’s come up, and I believe that to be the case.”

Again, it will be interesting to see how the City Council reacts to these allegations, considering the fact that the city has provided $800k in funding over the last three years.

One Response to “More Gboro homeless shelter firestorm”

  • Jun

    Probably the same theory by which the War on Poverty is judged a success because the amount of people receiving tax money for doing nothing has increased astronomically.

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