Latest Podcast: The Struggles of Homeless Youth in Houston

Kinder Institute | January 11, 2017

Rafael Sarango helped create a Salvation Army center that serves homeless youth in Houston. Image via Leah Binkovitz.

Rafael Sarango helped create a Salvation Army center that serves homeless youth in Houston. Image via Leah Binkovitz.

In the latest episode of the Urban Edge podcast, staff writer Leah Binkovitz speaks with senior editor Ryan Holeywell about the challenges facing homeless youth in Houston.

Binkovitz — who reports on the topic for her new Housing of Houston blog series — followed the story of Lala, a young person who became homeless after leaving her mother’s home when she wouldn’t accept Lala’s homosexuality.

Binkovitz explains why Lala’s story is not uncommon, and she elaborates on efforts being taken by the City of Houston and local nonprofits to address the challenge of youth homelessness.

Stream the podcast below, and click here to hear previous episodes of the Urban Edge podcast.

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