Monthly Archives: September 2013

Larry James’ Urban Daily: Housing First. . .and Human Rights


See on Scoop.itHomelessness, Housing First

Marvin Heery‘s insight:

How did another advocate come to realize the value in Housing First?

 

Read & share… My path was somewhat similar but was also informed by research, attending national conferences to meet the people making it happen in communities all over the country as well as personally seeing the devastation & hopelessness in the eyes of our people living on the streets, under the bridges & otherwise barely surviving. 

 

Simply put, one size doesn’t fit all & it should be about supporting recovery not forcing sobriety to obtain housing. As others have said, working on their recovery is much more possible when housing is providing stability.

See on larryjamesurbandaily.blogspot.com

Atlanta making dramatic strides battling homelessness


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Veterans and other chronically homeless focus of major effort in Atlanta to get people off the streets

Marvin Heery‘s insight:

Here’s one story about one of the individual successes now being talked about in the broader sense in Atlanta.

 

We need some of these stories for Savannah too!

 

Don’t you think its time for Savannah to be having some commitment to the Housing FIrst model?

 

Check out http://housingfirstsavannah.com for our approach, ready to partner & evolve a strategy for Savannah!

See on www.cbsnews.com

NYC Mayoral Candidates |


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Marvin Heery‘s insight:

While this is in the NYC races, we sure hope we can get this attention next campaign cycle in Savannah for the issues these candidates discuss.

 

Take a look at their plans too!

 

Any of our potential candidates for next time want to get a head start on this discussion?

 

We’re ready, just get in touch! 

See on housingfirst-ny.org

This week’s update on homelessness in Madison


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It’s increasingly clear that there will be fewer services and no day center available for homeless people this winter. Pat Schneider has the story. Her reporting on the exchange between Mayor Sogli…

Marvin Heery‘s insight:

Here’s another take & viewpoint by a Mayor (of Madison) on the "responsibility" of the government to "take care of the homeless"!

 

The imported homeless population issue is addressed & responses from a faith based advocate are interesting & important to consider! 

See on gracerector.wordpress.com

Why Permanent Supportive Housing and Managed Care Need Each Other | USICH Blog | Media Center | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)


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Marvin Heery‘s insight:

Here’s a very plausible viewpoint on how ACA (notice I didn;t use Obamacare!) can help get health care for our homeless who are being housing in Housing First programs in a very efficient & cost efficient manner!

 

Where’s the problem with this? 

 

Please don’t push the Obamacare lines we hear on Fox News – not appropriate for this discussion when we are looking for balance in addressing the health care needs of the folks who can’t go to the exchanges!

See on www.usich.gov

Canada’s First Container Housing Development Built in Vancouver


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Early last month, Canada got its first recycled shipping container housing development. It is located in the Downtown Eastside area of Vancouver, at 502 Alexander St.

Marvin Heery‘s insight:

Here are some details on Canada’s first container housing project dedicated to housing homeless women.

 

The cost per unit looks a little high based on some of our research but the cost for rent looks very reasonable.

 

We hope Savannah will be ready for this type of housing soon, since we seemingly have access to lots of local shipping containers that could be used for a project!

 

Your thoughts on this model in Savannah somewhere?

See on www.jetsongreen.com

Two Approaches to Homelessness


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Ralph da Costa Nunez of the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness calls for the next mayor to embrace housing subsidies and education and job training.

Marvin Heery‘s insight:

What are we doing in Savannah to address the second approach mentioned in this article to address homelessness, poverty & living wage issues?

See on www.nytimes.com