The Illuminate Poverty project built upon the efforts of the Mayor’s Committee on Homelessness to generate support for community interventions to benefit the impoverished. The campaign raised social and public awareness about poverty and homelessness in the City of Billings. For more information about this project, please visit the Illuminate Poverty blog or visit the Welcome Home Billings YouTube channel.
Study of Perceptions of Homelessness
Public attitudes towards people who experience homelessness can vary from understanding and empathetic to negative and intolerant in nature. In order to gauge public perception of homelessness in Billings, a study was conducted through the administration of a survey in 2014. The outcomes of the survey are detailed in the Study of Perceptions of Homelessness report.
To learn more about homelessness in Billings, click to view a presentation here!