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Mark Horvath

Facing My Biggest Fear: Homeless Again In 30 Days (By Choice)

Mark Horvath | Posted 08.01.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

As with most anything there is a paradox in life. As I find the courage to face my fears, I am also finding freedom.

My First Night Homeless: A True Story

Mark Horvath | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

If you've never been homeless, it's tough to describe that first night sleeping on the street. The fear and disillusionment are almost paralyzing.

Interview with Barbara Poppe, Executive Director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

In this short interview, Barbara Poppe talks about President Obama's "Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness".

Nan Roman, President of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, on the State of Homelessness in America

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

For this short interview I asked Nan to sum up the report on State of Homelessness in America.

The Top 10 Advocates for the Homeless of 2010

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

Has anyone or anything this year influenced the way this country addresses homelessness? I'm no David Letterman, but here is my Top Ten list of trendsetters of homelessness in 2010.

Southland Rain Hitting Homeless Population Hard (VIDEO)

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

KCBS used the title "Southland Rain Hitting Homeless Population Hard," but the truth is it is Los Angeles' bureaucracy that continues to slam homeless people hard.

Why Do We Kick Homeless People out of Winter Shelter During Bad Weather?

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The media is saying Los Angeles is experiencing the worst rain in a decade. The Los Angeles Winter Shelter System is currently in operation, however, homeless people are being asked to leave during the day.

Canadian Churches Using Housing First Model

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Most, if not all, church recovery programs are very picky on who they allow in. The 'housing first' model helps the most vulnerable who are ignored -- yet need our help the most.

A Tent City Like You've Never Seen: Dignity Village (VIDEO)

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

In my years of traveling helping to change the story of homelessness I must say Dignity Village is probably the coolest community I have experienced.

The Rotating Shelter -- A Homeless Services Faith Based Model That Works (VIDEO)

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

2010-12-07-horvath1.jpgI urge you, no I beg you. If you're a faith based leader please look at what real effect you have on the community around you.

Open Our Eyes: Homelessness Unveiled (VIDEO)

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Collectively, we have the power to take simple actions of learning more, donating, volunteering, and sharing to bring solutions to homelessness.

What Were you Doing in 7th Grade? My Interview With Zach Bonner (VIDEO)

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

While I was driving around the country this summer, a young man who is currently in the seventh-grade, walked from Tampa to Los Angeles for homeless youth. That young man is Zach Bonner.

Homeless Family Uses Twitter to Escape Homelessness and Help Others (VIDEO)

Mark Horvath | Posted 09.03.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

When I started We Are Visible I envisioned homeless services helping homeless people via social media. But something far better has happened. Homeless people are encouraging and helping other homeless people.

Tent City Interview at Camp Take Notice

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

These people should not have to live homeless like this. Point blank: the only reason tent cities exist in the first place is because the shelter system is broken.

We Are Visible: Mark Horvath Launches Website To Empower The Homeless With Social Media

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"If it wasn't for Twitter, I'd be homeless," Mark Horvath confidently declares. "It's not Twitter, it's the people using Twitter. It's technology, but...

Interview With Neil Donovan From The National Coalition For The Homeless

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I was invited by Neil Donovan from the National Coalition for the Homeless to talk about grassroots advocacy: being the change that is needed.

Interview with Robert Egger of D.C. Central Kichten and James S. Withers of Operation Safety Net

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

This was a truly humbling experience. The BeCause Foundation arranged for me to share a conversation with two amazing men, both of whom I had never met before, and both are brilliant with huge hearts.

Talking 'Housing First' with Linda Kaufman from Pathways to Housing

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

If you don't believe we can solve this social crisis called homelessness, watch this interview with Linda Kaufman and learn about her amazing organization, Pathways To Housing.

YouTube Dedicates Homepage To Homelessness On Sunday, August 22

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Activist and frequent HuffPost blogger Mark Horvath has dedicated years of his life to telling stories of the homeless through video (and an active tw...

Without Identification, People Can't get off the Streets

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Replacing a lost ID can be one of the biggest road blocks to getting a homeless person off the streets. One organization in Central Florida, however, helps the less fortunate get over this hurdle.

Talking Post-Katrina Homelessness With Louisiana State Representative Neil Abramson

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I'm honored that Neil Abramson, Louisiana State Representative, District 98 in New Orleans, would take the time to talk to me about homelessness in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Human Trafficking and the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth in Kansas

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Human trafficking and sexual exploitation of youth is a very real crisis in America, yet most of the funding to fight it goes to organizations that deal with international trafficking.

State of Utah Will End Homelessness

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

I met a wonderful woman at a senior homeless facility that was recently opened by State of Utah. Marian was homeless in Reno, then lived in a shelter, before going into the new facility.

Homeless Youth Labor and Sex Trafficking in Denver

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Impoverished young people in Denver are routinely promised jobs with good pay and travel, but it's a scheme to traffic them into hard labor. Urban Peak gets kids out of these situations.

Tunnels Under Las Vegas

Mark Horvath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

Ever since the people living in the tunnels under Vegas hit the news, people have been asking me to go visit. I found out today that my new friend, Matthew O'Brien, was the one who first broke the story to the media.