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Chronic Homelessness

Think Utah Solved Homelessness? Think Again

Kevin Corinth | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
Kevin Corinth

Utah has reportedly reduced chronic homelessness by 91 percent over the past decade, and the state now serves as the country's poster child for how to...

This Single Community Is Mitigating Hunger

Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact

Less than two years ago, Ellis Johnston lived on the streets, unsure about where he would spend the night or when he would eat his next meal. He l...

Why Flying Hawaii's Homeless To Other States Is A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact

Homelessness is at a crisis point in Hawaii. In the past year, the number of chronically homeless individuals has risen 24 percent. But a controver...

Homeless People Need Homes: How Seattle Is Driving Down Chronic Homelessness

Rebekah Bastian | Posted 05.29.2016 | Impact
Rebekah Bastian

There has been a lot of great press around the nearly eradicated chronic homelessness in Utah, which has made people wonder if such a feat can be accomplished in other areas. It looks like Seattle is determined to prove that it can make similar strides.

Arthur Delaney

How Giving Homes To The Homeless Reduces Homelessness | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For roughly 20 years, Mark Thompson lived alone in the woods, drifting between Maryland and Washington, D.C. He scraped by through odd j...

Let's Address America's Mental Health Crisis in 2015

Deborah De Santis | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Not every homeless person is mentally ill, but a large percentage within the chronically homeless population face mental-behavioral health recovery and so we need quality, community-based care in tandem with affordable housing to help them.

Getting Personal About Homelessness

Anita Casalina | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Anita Casalina

As I think about cold winter weather, I always remember that there is a population of homeless people who are truly at risk when exposed to the elements.

Are Millennials The Next Generation Facing Devastating Homelessness?

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact

If history repeats itself, millennials may be facing a grim reality when it comes to chronic homelessness. A 2013 study published by the Analyses ...

What Happens To Homeless People When They Die?

ThinkProgress | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact

On a hot June morning in Washington, DC, roughly 30 people gathered in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church to remember Michael Leslie. It was an open cas...

We've Finally Figured Out How To House Chronically Homeless People, And It's Working

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.29.2014 | Impact

About four years ago, a very ambitious goal was set to combat chronic homelessness. An organization called Community Solutions wanted to place 100,000...

'Stunning' Data Proves, Yet Again, Housing The Homeless Would Actually Save Taxpayers Big Time

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.23.2014 | Impact

Letting homeless people sleep on the streets has never made sense morally. Now, more evidence has surfaced showing it doesn't make much sense financia...

Rescue Missions of the Future: Speaking to the Faith Community About Housing First

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I firmly believe the faith-based community is our best chance of ending homelessness. However, we must adapt to new models and new ways of thinking, and we must embrace disruptive change to help better serve our communities.

Homelessness is Lethal, and Catherine's Story is Proof.

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I hope you remember this recent post: "Catherine Died Sleeping Outside Last Night". Sadly, when you work with homeless people, death on the streets ...

Los Angeles Unveils Plan To End Chronic Homelessness By 2016

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the Los Angeles area, 50,000 homeless people line the streets at night. Now, the city's business leaders are turning their attention to addressing...