FTEH Blog: Homelessness Ends Here
03/27/09 Author: admin
By Taylor Caswell, Caswell Strategies
There are plenty of organizations and advocates out there that could work with state energy offices to design funding mechanisms for energy retrofits at buildings owned and/or used by homeless organizations. All we need is a little creativity and a dedication to providing homes for the homeless in the most cost efficient, sustainable, and environmentally conscious way we can. It will be worth the effort.
03/26/09 Author: admin
By Funders Together
The Frey Family Foundation announced yesterday that it is making a new $5 million investment to expand its past support for advocacy efforts to end homelessness across the state, becoming the third member of Funders Together’s national Steering Committee to announce a major gift to fight homelessness in the past two weeks.
03/25/09 Author: admin
By Funders Together
And so we’re going to be initiating a range of programs, as well, to deal with homelessness. One area in particular I want to focus on is the issue of veterans. The rate of homelessness among veterans is much, much higher than for non-veteran populations.
03/24/09 Author: admin
By Maria Foscarinis, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Solving homelessness is in everyone’s interest. Not solving homelessness costs more than ending it with housing and supportive services. Homeless people are more frequently ill, but with little access to health insurance; minor illnesses become serious and expensive emergency room care becomes routine treatment. People living in public places increase managment costs for cities. And children like Joey risk becoming homeless adults, perpetuating the vicious cycle.
03/23/09 Author: admin
By Stephen L. Day, Technical Assistance Collaborative
Today the Boston Globe and other newspapers nationwide published an Associated Press article about people with mental illness living in nursing homes posing a threat to frail elderly people who also reside there. It is an unfortunate reminder of the pervasive stigma of mental illness that a few isolated events in nursing homes became newsworthy enough for national publication. Fortunately, the article does reference the much more important story: that thousands of younger people with mental illness or other disabilities languish in nursing homes because states have failed to provide appropriate housing and services in the community.