Tag: Homelessness

One Veteran’s Story

Michael Powell's journey from childhood poverty to military service and subsequent struggle with addiction is probably not unlike thousands of others who have served; but in listening to his story, you realize that somewhere along the way it may have become more complicated than it needed to be.

Is the News on Homelessness Good or Bad?

So there's bad news and good news, it seems, on the topic of homelessness these past few months. ...

Is Housing the Homeless a Success?

Randy Shaw at Beyond Chron has a great take down of some newspaper columnists' inconsistent and illogical arguments against spending...

In Rural America, Veterans Continue to Fight for Housing Aid

No veteran who has risked their life to protect our homes should return to find that they are not...

Understanding Rural Homelessness

Rural homelessness differs from urban and suburban homelessness. The image of an individual sleeping on the street, clearly visible...

Sharing the Story of #Homelessness

I believe that a good story has the power to move people to action. That’s why, after...

Housing First, Or Housing Not-So-Fast?

Housing First, the model that says that homeless families need stable housing before they can address other problems in their...

Jon Bon Jovi Announces Winner of Project REACH

Jon Bon Jovi announced Monday the winner of the Project REACH competition—a mobile app contest challenging companies to develop a program to connect...

Counting Better: A Step Toward Addressing Native American Homelessness

Homes in Indian Country are three times more likely to be crowded than those in the United States as a...

Blame Politicians for Homelessness and Hunger in U.S.

Each year, from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the media details homelessness and hunger in the United States. We hear of people forced into shelters due...

Silence on the Stump

Talk of housing is notably absent from the presidential campaigns, but there are efforts underway trying to drive the housing issue home for good.

Housing First

The conventional approach to homelessness starts with services. But starting with permanent housing instead costs less and works better.

The Human Right to Housing

Housing and homelessness are human rights issues—and that can be an organizing strength.

Community Development and Ending Homelessness

The discussion of homelessness is dominated by stories of personal mistakes, bad luck, and mental illness. In contrast to this narrative, we know that...

Reckless Budget Targets Our Most Vulnerable Neighbors

There are few greater obligations that we share as a nation than to support our servicemen and women when they come home “to care...

Shelter for the Homeless in the Emerald City?

In Seattle, a mayor-appointed citizens’ panel has concluded that the city should put a permanent homeless encampment on city land and make certain parks...

Reagan’s Legacy: Homelessness in America

While the media looks fondly at President Reagan's accomplishments two decades ago, they all but ignore the devastating affects his policies left on the poor.

One Paycheck Away—A Family’s Path to Homelessness

When the Sjoblom family realized they might soon lose their home in Matawan, New Jersey, Diane Sjoblom found the National Coalition for the Homeless. Through email, letters, and telephone conversations, NCH reconstructed their journey into homelessness and ensuing efforts to find living wage employment to improve their situation.

Community Baking at the Greyston Foundation

The Greyston Foundation blends personal transformation, entrepreneurship, and Zen Buddhist philosophy. They use a bakery to provide jobs to the homeless.