Public Assistance

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.    

From under a bridge, into a home

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Rettele is one of the “chronically homeless” — people who typically have a disability, an addiction or both and have been continuously homeless for more than a year. Their needs and society’s cost have propelled a national push called Housing First that offers permanent supportive housing — apartments or assisted living with case management — to chronically homeless people without […]

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 […]

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 […]

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