Going Homeless In Haywood County

Dec 6, 2017

8 out of 10 Americans live 'paycheck to paycheck' according to the employment website Career Builder.  That's just one of the factors contributing to homelessness that Smoky Mountain News reporter Cory Vaillancourt studied before he decided to voluntarily go 'homeless' for three days late last month.  He sat down with BPR's Matt Bush to discuss his experiences and the resources for the homeless he encountered in Haywood County.  Vaillancourt's travels took him from his home in Maggie Valley to Waynesville and then to Canton - all on foot.  He stopped at Open Door Ministries, the Pathways Center, and  the Community Kitchen in Canton.