Homelessness in Madison continues to be pressing concern

An estimated 3,500 people without homes live in Madison

Two Madison leaders spoke out this weekend about the continuing and pressing need to help Madison’s homeless.

Mayor Paul Soglin and downtown Alder Scott Resnik were guests at the First United Methodist Church Sunday morning.

They told the crowd that the city is working to help those without shelter.

However, Resnik said he knows that more needs to be done.

“We know how to fix the problems,” said Ald. Resnick. “We know how to get from Point A to Point B. The challenging part is we don’t have a third of the resources.”

Homeless advocacy groups estimate there are 3,500 people without homes living in Madison each year.