Archive for September, 2010

Is housing a right or privilege?

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Nashville’s Chronically Homeless: Housing Model Slow to Catch On   In Nashville, most homeless outreach agencies believe a home is something that must be earned. Roughly four years ago, the Metro Homelessness Commission decided that approach wasn’t cutting it, that too many chronically homeless lingered on the streets and it was costing the city money. The commission adopted a program […]

In America, $11,000 a Year Is Not Poor

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Besides being generally outraged that our country is failing to provide for so many of our citizens, let’s examine the real absurdity: The poverty line is $10,830. A year. For a family of four, the poverty line is $22,050, which is even worse. The idea that, statistically, we are comfortable calling someone making less than $20,000 a year anything other […]

Poverty in the U.S. spikes

Friday, September 17th, 2010

NEW YORK ( — The nation’s poverty rate jumped to 14.3% in 2009, its highest level since 1994, and the 43.6 million Americans in need is the highest number in 51 years of record-keeping, the government said Thursday.   For more click here:

Is Your (Housing) Partner Faithful?

Monday, September 13th, 2010

by Joy Eckstine September 09, 2010 06:00 AM (PT) Topics: Housing   Is the Housing First program in your community faithful to the principles of the theory?   This is a more important question than you might realize. After all, Housing First programs  have data going back at least 10 years which shows both incredible cost savings and better personal outcomes for the homeless individuals who participate. Housing […]

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