Rather than pick an arbitrary end date, let's focus on what is important - that we use every resource at our disposal to get every last veteran off the street as soon as we can.
It is possible that some panhandlers view it as their profession and do not meet a "truly-needy" test that critics of panhandlers in general discuss. However, to the extent that panhandling reflects unmet human needs, it is one piece of much broader social issues that have no simple solutions.
The question of homelessness, whether it be a stray animal or person is the same cause for alarm. We don't drive by a stray animal and not stop to help, so why would we not be concerned about a teen eating out of the garbage, or a woman trying to shield her children from the rain?
Lori and Shira Rich have made it their mission to spread kindness to the homeless and their pets. The desire to devote their time and resources to tho...
School is starting again and that means so many things. Some children are excited about moving up a grade while some may not be so excited about sch...
But who can sleep? Not Mac, who helps sweep up at closing. He lives in a hotel with cockroaches and other bugs that go crawly in the night. On to his chest. He sleeps with cotton wool in his ears.
Governor Ige and Mayor Caldwell, I've been hanging such hope on this new homelessness initiative you've started. It had such promise - bridging between state and local leaders and housing advocates, looking to the mainland for solutions that work, actually starting to talk about 'housing first.'
Hurricanes happen, but for those with resources, insurance payments, family and friends come to the rescue. For poor Americans, those safeguards are lacking -- friends and family are typically strapped themselves, and insurance coverage is thin or absent.
With the limitless potential that the homeless have to make a lasting positive contribution to our communities, we cheat not only them but ourselves by not allocating dollars, either in the taxes we collect or the disposable income we can spare, to helping them.
The next time you see someone rambling on the street or asking for money, put yourself in their position. We need to imagine lacking a family, lacking food and lacking simple roofs over our heads. Maybe then, we'll understand and begin showing compassion.
If our city governments insist on privatizing the development of affordable housing, which the District has done for the past 30 years, then it is the responsibility of that same government to step in when market forces come up short.
CSH has been working with our partners nationally and in the field to reverse budget caps and cuts imposed by our federal leaders through a process called sequestration (forced confiscation of funds).
One of the worst parts of being homeless was not having access to water. No water means no showers. I felt dirty for many, many days.
Kayla wouldn't have normally been shopping at this particular grocery store, because it was known as the "ghetto location." It was nearing the Fourth...
We applaud Santa Clara County and Abode for joining together to pursue the benefits of Pay for Success (PFS) to enhance communities and the well-being of the people they serve.
With so many honorable topics out there, companies and small business are working harder than ever at making a difference.