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Mark Horvath

Support Prop HHH To End Chronic Homelessness In L.A.

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.25.2016 | Los Angeles
Mark Horvath

The crisis is everywhere in Los Angeles. People are living on the corner, under the freeway, in vacant lots near your home. Homelessness is a problem that connects almost every mile of the city. Prop HHH is the solution.

Vote Yes on Prop HHH to Save Los Angeles.

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.21.2016 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Beverly prepared for her photo shoot. She freshened up her face, made sure her hair was in place pinning it back with accessories. After roughly a hal...

Homelessness Is A Symptom Of Racism: Interview With Jeff Olivet And Marc Dones

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.28.2016 | Impact
Mark Horvath

While Jeff's talk was spot on, the subject of homelessness and racism is a difficult and painful topic. As is the nature of conversations like this, they often seem to disappear, never to be brought up again. I didn't think it would gain traction.

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Is Saving Lives!

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.19.2016 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Life on the streets is hard. Far too often people experiencing homeless die on the streets. It's horrible when anyone dies homeless, yet it's even wor...

It's Not 'Wet Housing' -- It's Just Housing

Mark Horvath | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When Daniel Malone said to me: "We don't use the term 'wet housing.' We use the term 'housing' because in housing people get to do what they want to do." something just clicked it made so much sense!

Using Tent Cities to Fill a Gap in Services

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.19.2016 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Tent encampments are increasing across America. There is no community, rural or urban, that is immune from homelessness and tent encampments. Directly and indirectly, tent cities effect you!

Please Call Your Senator Today to Help Millions of Homeless Kids

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Mark Horvath

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) current definition of homelessness excludes most children and youth who are actually homeless: those staying in motels, or temporarily with others because they have nowhere else to go.

Over 900,000 Homeless Kids Are Invisible to HUD. We Can Change That!

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I worked as an outreach case manager in Los Angeles, nothing was more heartbreaking than when I would have to turn a homeless family away because U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development didn't feel the family was "homeless enough."

Insite Loves People Right Where They Are

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.16.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

One of the most common phrases homeless services nonprofits or faith based ministries say is: "we build relationships", and many do just that, but often there is a catch or an agenda at the relationship's foundation.

Homeless People Tweeting in Amsterdam

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Mark Horvath

As I normally do on most speaking trips, I fill my luggage with Hanes socks and plan on spending some time on the streets meeting new homeless friends. What happened this trip still blows my mind.

Why We Should Empower Homeless People with Technology: Meet James

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Over the years several people experiencing homelessness have reached out to me online. Each experience in itself was unique and always beyond amazing.

Tiny Homes Will Not End Homelessness -- Community First! Village Will

Mark Horvath | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Seems like it's only been a moment since Alan Graham first invited me to Austin to see the amazing work he is doing. Since then, I have visited Mobile Loaves and Fishes more than any other nonprofit homeless services. The reason for that is simple: Alan and his team place people first!

Nonprofits: Are Your Clients Integrated Into Your Organization?

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.28.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

By including clients in every aspect of a charity, the organization is transformed immediately into a nonprofit that can adopt to the real needs of the people they serve. Plus, clients will develop self-worth and ownership in their own lives and the charity.

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.

Taking Steps to Ease Affordable Housing Crisis in Los Angeles

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I would argue that perhaps the biggest crisis facing America today is our lack of affordable housing. I would also argue that our lack of affordable housing has the biggest influence on the increase of people experiencing homelessness.

Ithaca Rescue Mission Launches to Fight Rural Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.27.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

My travels have taken me through most every large shelter in North America, and I always get a smile when I first walk into rural services. In contrast to spaces in large shelters, the "Friendship Center" in the Ithaca Rescue Mission, is more like a living room.

Interview with Jama Shelton: Ending Gay and Transgender Youth Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Many of you know me as a follower of Jesus, and those of you that have been paying attention, also know me as a "straight ally." To me, I actually believe both of those descriptions of me are connected.

Community First Is a Brilliant Model to End Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Each year as I visit SXSW in Austin I always make it a point to spend some time with Alan Graham, and each year he has something new and amazing going on.

LAPD Officer Deon Joseph on Public Feedings in Skid Row

Mark Horvath | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

No community should ever get to the point where public feeding has to be regulated, and if it does, it our fault as Christians that it got that far.

It's not Housing First or shelters. It's Housing First AND shelters!

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.05.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

We have a problem. A very serious problem that is getting worse. A problem that we created! A problem that is polarizing homeless services in communit...

Coke Gave Us Santa. Hanes Is Helping to Fight Homelessness.

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The Santa Claus we all know today -- that big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard -- was brought to us by Coca-Cola. From 1931 to 1964, Coca...

Generosity: The Lucky Helping Those Less Lucky Than Them

Rachael Chong | Posted 02.19.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

As for all the people we've profiled in this series, what ties them all together is that they share is a common and unmistakable trait: they truly believe that who they are and what they have is due in large part to luck.

Homeless Persons' Memorial Day: a Day That Shouldn't Exist

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When a homeless person dies in Los Angeles and no relative claims the body, the person's body is cremated. Once a year, all the remains of bodies that...

Amazing Look thru Google Glass of a Tent City in Rural America

Mark Horvath | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Carmen Guidi, from Second Wind Cottages, was nice enough to give me a tour of one of this countries most infamous tent cities. Known as The Jungle, th...

Could a Tiny House Movement End Homelessness?

Mark Horvath | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Carmen Guidi has an incredibly huge heart As he showed me around Second Wind Cottages, and told the stories of the men who will soon call the place h...