Is Eliminating Homeless Shelters a War Against Compassion?

By | Sep 9, 2016
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PATH Villas at Del Rey, permanent supportive housing.

I remember when I first started two decades ago as the leader of a services and housing agency, almost every person I encountered would tell me, “You are doing God’s work.” Read More »

Homeless Facilities: A Magnet Effect?

By | Aug 31, 2016 | Comments Off on Homeless Facilities: A Magnet Effect?

To date, we have never had a proposed building turned down. However, the bruises from past community battles still hurt. The misconceptions, the attacks, and the miseducation start as soon as a community gets word that a “homeless program wants to move in.”

Should Landowners Pay For Homeless Housing?


Cities throughout California are seeing more tents on the sidewalk, sleeping bags in their parks, and bodies of sleeping people sprawled inside of business vestibules. They are clear signs that visible homelessness is increasing at an alarming rate.

By | Aug 10, 2016
Photo © Jim D’Aquilia/Momenta Workshops 2016.
By | Aug 4, 2016
The Presidential primary season has now ended.
By | Jul 19, 2016
Photo © Jim D’Aquilia/Momenta Workshops 2016.
By | May 10, 2016
In my tenure as the leader of a community based organization in Southern California, I have seen dozens of small agencies go out of business.
By | Apr 13, 2016
Photo by BKL This Presidential election season is one of the craziest, most unpredictable elections in American history.
By | Mar 30, 2016
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By | Mar 24, 2016
Photo by Alex O’Neal For a couple of decades now, I’ve been fortunate enough to lead a community-based organization that serves and houses people who are homeless.