GoLocal Prov: War of Words Erupts Over Investigation of Crossroads By Homeless Newspaper

Monday, June 17, 2019

GoLocalProv News Team

On one side is a non-profit with a $14 million budget and a who's-who board chaired by federal court judge Jack McConnell and includes RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and multiple bank presidents -- and on the other side is a newspaper for the homeless. The two are engaged in a dispute about the conditions at Rhode Island's largest homeless agency.

An investigation by Street Sights, a newspaper “written for, about, and by people who are homeless or have been homeless” about the conditions at the Crossroads facility in Providence for the homeless has set off the executives at agency claiming the story is incorrect.

The story quotes a dozen homeless individuals who cite deplorable conditions at Crossroads, with commentary on everything from safety issues tied to drug dealing to broken facilities for the disabled.

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