FTEH Blog: Homelessness Ends Here
11/19/09 Author: admin
By Bill Pitkin, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) today released a study by the Economic Roundtable that provides even more evidence that providing permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless can ultimately provide public cost savings. These savings have been documented in research in cities across the nation, with the early work being done by Dennis Culhane and colleagues on New York.
11/16/09 Author: admin
By Nan Roman, National Alliance to End Homelessness
In an address he gave on April 9 of this year, President Obama assured American soldiers that, “When you come home to America, America will be there for you.” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki affirmed the President’s promise when he vowed to end veterans homelessness in five years. It’s a goal as noble as the men and women it honors; and one that should be taken very, very seriously.
11/10/09 Author: admin
By Deborah DeSantis, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Since taking office, President Obama has prioritized addressing the plight of homeless veterans. Recognizing the severity of the situation, the Administration earlier this month unveiled a comprehensive plan to end homelessness among veterans in five years. The new federal strategy, which was announced by US Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, relies on maximizing resources from government, business and the nonprofit sector to combat homelessness.