Archive for October, 2010

Million Dollar Murray: Why problems like homelessness may be easier to solve than to manage

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

February 13, 2006 Dept. of Social Services   Why problems like homelessness may be easier to solve than to manage.   ….Johns and O’Bryan realized that if you totted up all his hospital bills for the ten years that he had been on the streets—as well as substance-abuse-treatment costs, doctors’ fees, and other expenses—Murray Barr probably ran up a medical […]

100,000k homes – Moving In

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The Reader by Brandon Vogel It was the first day — the first 6 a.m. shift — of Omaha Registry Week, a local effort to find and interview the city’s homeless population. Organizers and volunteers hoped to find housing for the most vulnerable folks. I was riding with Methaney and Smolsky, two of almost 75 volunteers helping with the weeklong […]

100,000 Homes

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Program’s goal: Make homeless healthier By Erin Grace   Being homeless can kill you.   Living on the street can shave 25 years off a person’s life. And death can come within seven years when being homeless is paired with one of eight risk factors, like age, disease and multiple emergency room visits.   Published Wednesday October 6, 2010 – […]

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