City Councilman Talks About Being Homeless as a Boy

Kansas City Councilman Jermaine Reed revealed today he and some of his family were homeless when he was a teenager.
Reed made the disclosure during a committee meeting on the city’s homeless problem.
He has spoken about his experience on a homeless shelter website as part of the fundraising effort. “it was back in ’97 and ’98,” he recalled during the meeting
Reeds say he and his five brothers and his mother stayed at the Community LINC homeless shelter, near 40th & Troost, “until we got back on our feet.”
His admission startled the Director of the Homeless Services Coalition, Vickie Riddle. ” I wish you would have spoke to our dinner earlier this year”, she told Reed. “You should have called me”, said Reed.


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