Archive for August, 2010

Project would give vets homes (in Omaha)

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

“The building would have 50 studio apartments, and most of the other units would have one bedroom, said Linda Twomey of the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. There would be several two-bedroom units.   The housing would be primarily for homeless veterans but also for other low-income veterans, she said.   One floor of the building would have office […]

To fight homelessness, turn Project 50 into Project 10,000

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The pilot program that puts the 50 most chronically homeless into supportive housing is a success. L.A. should follow New York’s lead and turn Project 50 into real policy.   In 2007, Los Angeles County launched a pilot program, Project 50, intended to provide “housing first” — no treatment or sobriety required — to the worst 50 cases of homelessness […]

Jacqueline Novogratz on escaping poverty

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Jacqueline Novogratz on escaping poverty   She does a great job talking about the importance of reminding us that poverty isn’t a category or a group of people.   http://tedxomaha.com/2010/08/12/jacqueline-novogratz-on-escaping-poverty/

Homes for the hardest of the hard-core homeless

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

L.A. County workers identify the 50 people likeliest to die on skid row’s streets and find them housing, with no requirement that they quit drugs, stop drinking or seek psychiatric help.   August 01, 2010|By Christopher Goffard, Los Angeles Times   The searchers carved skid row into quadrants and advanced in small groups, aiming flashlights into the cold.   They […]

‘Housing first,’ help that lasts

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Deborah’s Place celebrates 25 years of helping single women find and keep a secure place to live   By Pat Dunnigan, Special to the Tribune July 30, 2010   For Jacqueline Parker, the road to homelessness was dazzling and well-lit. The 63-year-old Mississippi native had an apartment and a job when she began accompanying a friend to a Chicago-area casino […]

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