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Invisible People

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 ...

Catherine Died Sleeping Outside Last Night

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Some homeless people are said to be "service resistant," but the real truth is, the current homeless services system fails people!

Twitter Saved My Life and Helps Me Help Others

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

You might think it's funny that I thank a social media company for saving my life, but I genuinely believe that if it wasn't for Twitter, I'd be back on the streets -- or worse.

I Dare You to Watch This Short Video on Veteran Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

On any given night, nearly 633,782 people in the United States experience homelessness -- over 60,000 of them veterans.

We Can End Homelessness: This Video Is Proof

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The truth is, if nonprofits actually had the support needed to do Housing First right, and to QUICKLY move people from street to home, we could drastically reduce homelessness and save lots of taxpayer money!

Herb Smith from Los Angeles Mission on Homelessness and Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Poverty and homelessness is far too big for any one organization, yet many faith-based orgs want to play "Lone Ranger" and do their own thing. Truth is, they just don't want to change. I find it very refreshing Los Angeles Mission (and others) are willing to change to help more people.

A Conversation on Data in Homeless Services

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.30.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Homeless services is starting to adapt the use and sharing of data. HUD has now even mandated all service providers use HMIS (Homeless Management Information Systems) as a requirement to funding! That's all great, but to make data really work we need policy and cultural changes!

At SXSW Helping Homeless People Is Delicious With Street Treats

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.10.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Providing a social enterprise for street homeless people takes a lot of trust on everyone's part. That trust alone my be better at restoring a life than the money these vending carts will generate.

John Kelly From Los Angeles Mission About Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Trying to describe Skid Row to someone who has never been there is like trying to explain light refraction to a frog. Skid Row really has to be experienced firsthand.

5 Ways To Help Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

The number of homeless people in the U.S. remained steady last year, underscoring just how much work needs to be done to actually lower the number of ...

Power of Social Media Helping Homeless Services After Hurricane Sandy

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.02.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Each and every action taken by a connected network influences the outcome. Each person, each tweet and each retweet, each post on Google+ or Facebook is important. There is real power in a connected network!

LA Family Housing on Family Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.21.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I support the "Housing First" model, but so often chronic homeless individuals are placed into an apartment without adequate support.

WATCH: Homeless People Speak Out On What They Want From Politicians

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When a person is homeless, they feel powerless. They don't have a choice of where to sleep, when to wake up, what to eat -- almost every choice is taken away. Here, they're asking politicians to act on their behalf.

Why You Should Support Regulating Public Feeding Of Homeless People

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Public feedings do very little to end homelessness. In fact -- in many ways - public feedings maintain homelessness.

The Homeless Services Executive Who Connects With Rough Sleepers Over Twitter

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.05.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

For more than a year Tim Richter, incoming president & CEO of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, has repeatedly told me I need to get over...

Streetwise Opera at Royal Opera House Made Olympic History

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.06.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

At the Royal Opera House in London, England, homeless people were given an official platform at the celebrations of an Olympic Games for the first time in history.

WATCH: Homeless Man Gives Voice To Other Homeless Using Flipcam

Huffington Post | Bronte Dakota | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact

One homeless California man is using a small device as a huge tool for advocacy: a flipcam. Mo has been homeless for over four years, living under ...

Conversation With California's Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom at Current TV

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.03.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I've heard all kinds of stories about Gavin Newsom, but to me, any mayor that leads a community by washing the feet of our homeless friends is a hero.

Help Stop a Proposed Ordinance That Will Devastate Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Sober living homes are a crucial component to rehabilitating drug addicts and people getting out of prison. There is also a huge housing need for people who cannot qualify for SSI, yet for whatever reason are not employable.

Why @Hope Is Needed to Get Homeless Mom @CareyFuller a Job Interview

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Let's face it. The economy still sucks. Finding employment is far from easy, and finding employment that offers a living wage for a homeless mom to pa...

1 In 3 Transgender Homeless People Is Turned Away From Shelters

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.09.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

"I don't care who you worship or what you believe. I don't care who you sleep with. If you are helping hurting people, you're my friend and I will sup...

Are 'Homeless Street Treats' The Next 'Homeless Hotspots'?

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.02.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

A little over three years ago Alan Graham "talked" me into visiting Austin, Texas because he knew what he was doing to help our homeless friends was s...

Why I'm In Favor Of 'Homeless Hotspots'

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.13.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

We've all been panhandled by a homeless person on street begging for money. I bet every one of you reading this has even been aggressively panhand...

Are Schools On Wheels An Answer To Child Homelessness?

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.05.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

On a past road trip, I connected with Indianapolis School on Wheels. The program provides educational help to homeless students in 10 shelters and 2 s...

An Interview With The National Law Center On Homelessness And Poverty

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.29.2012 | Impact
Mark Horvath

  About a year ago I was speaking at the State Department thanks to an invite from my friend Beth Kanter. While in Washington, D.C., my friend...