Category: HOMELESS

Out of Homelessness, A Mom Turns Advocate

Fred McKissack Jr.

April 27, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Originally published on Rooflines, a Shelterforce blog. Jenean F. and her husband worked hard to achieve the increasingly elusive American Dream. She was a stay at home mom and he worked as a salesman in the auto industry, affording them a measure of middle class stability in the heart of the Midwest. They rented their […]

I Lived On $6 A Day With A 6-year-old And A Baby On The Way. It Was Extreme Poverty.

Stephanie Land

October 1, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Originally published on The Guardian.  It didn’t take me long to go from financial stability to fearing homelessness. In January 2014 I was 35-years-old, raising a six-year-old nearly full-time and six months pregnant without a partner. I was in my final semester of college and convinced I would have enough savings to get me through […]

My heart aches to see the struggle on Skid Row

Michael Anderson

July 17, 2015 at 4:33 pm

This post was originally published on MomsRising.org. The Housing Trust Fund Project team spent much of the last week of June in Los Angeles and stayed at a hotel directly adjacent to Skid Row. Each team member was profoundly impacted by the experience. If you have not been to Skid Row, it is hard to […]

Addressing San Francisco’s Housing Crisis Starts With Investing in Jobs

Mark Ortiz

April 21, 2015 at 1:59 pm

This piece originally appeared in The Huffington Post.  The first thing that struck me when I moved to the Bay Area three years ago was the extraordinary cost of rent. During my first year, I paid outrageous amounts to live with six other guys in a house meant for three. Over the past three years, as […]

What’s the Matter with the Middle Class?

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld

September 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

Last week, “class” was in the news. But – as usual for most all of our political discourse – the focus was on the struggles of the amorphous “middle” class, rather than the perpetual and worsening poverty of the “lower” classes. There was good reason for class to dominate the headlines last week. On Monday, […]

The Real Homeless Hotspots

Anton Conkle

March 13, 2012 at 3:51 am

The annual music festival, South by Southwest (SXSW) typically generates tons of publicity each year. Held in Austin, Texas, the 10-day festival includes news conferences on the latest technological trends, film screenings, and live performances from numerous high profile musicians. The event is essentially a smorgasbord of everything pop culture related. However, this year’s festival has […]

Our Homeless Vets

Annie-Rose Strasser

February 8, 2012 at 10:14 am

A new report (.pdf) out this week from the Government Accountability office examines the number of homeless female veterans, and the numbers are astounding: “Limited VA data show the number of women veterans it has identified as homeless more than doubled, from 1,380 in fiscal year 2006 to 3,328 in fiscal year 2010. Although these […]

Our Homeless Vets

Annie-Rose Strasser

at 10:14 am

A new report (.pdf) out this week from the Government Accountability office examines the number of homeless female veterans, and the numbers are astounding: “Limited VA data show the number of women veterans it has identified as homeless more than doubled, from 1,380 in fiscal year 2006 to 3,328 in fiscal year 2010. Although these […]

Our Homeless Vets

Annie-Rose Strasser

at 10:14 am

A new report (.pdf) out this week from the Government Accountability office examines the number of homeless female veterans, and the numbers are astounding: “Limited VA data show the number of women veterans it has identified as homeless more than doubled, from 1,380 in fiscal year 2006 to 3,328 in fiscal year 2010. Although these […]

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