Homeless Prevention

Antipoverty Tax Program Offers Relief, Though Often Temporary

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

  Karen Spain spent several long months before receiving her tax refund this year in a state of suspended panic. The rent was three months late. Her car’s brakes were shot. And she could no longer afford to pay her electricity bill.   Read more of this New York Times article by Sabrina Tavernise by clicking here.    

‘Housing first’ and helping the homeless

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Initial findings on ‘housing first’ programs, such as Project 50 in Los Angeles, show that they may be a solution to chronic homelessness and possibly save taxpayer money.   In its recent series on a controversial program for the homeless, The Times described a project called Project 50 that seeks to put a roof over the heads of substance abusers […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five myths about America’s homeless

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Five myths about America’s homeless   By Dennis Culhane Sunday, July 11, 2010   Last month, the Obama administration released a plan designed to end homelessness in 10 years. The goal reflects new optimism among academics and advocates that homelessness is not an intractable feature of urban life, as it has sometimes seemed, but a problem that can be solved. This belief […]

Study of Fort Worth’s homeless plan shows ‘dramatic progress’

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

An article in Fort Worth’s Star-Telegram on how a community’s city, county, faith and service sectors came together to make a difference in people experiencing extreme crisis and no where left to turn.   Study of Fort Worth’s homeless plan shows ‘dramatic progress’   Posted Monday, Jun. 21, 2010 By ALEX BRANCH abranch@star-telegram.com   Fort Worth’s homeless plan has made “dramatic […]

United Way brings business tactics to homeless problem

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Great article found in the Coloradoan…   LOVELAND – Ending homelessness is more than a moral issue, it’s crucial for the economic health of a community.   That was the message delivered Thursday by keynote speaker Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper during the 2010 United Way of Larimer County State of the Community luncheon at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Loveland. Before Denver started […]

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