We don’t need more awareness on homeless. We need solutions.

By | Nov 16, 2017

This week is National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, but do Californians really need to be reminded?

Tattered tents along sidewalks, beat-up recreational vehicles parked on streets and panhandlers are common. Last year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development documented that California is home to 22 percent of all the homeless in the country.

Those of us working on the front lines want to get the homeless into rental apartments, but many cities are experiencing surges in rents. Sacramento leads the nation at 9.5 percent. As landlords continue to raise the rent, renters with fixed incomes or with low-end jobs are unable to pay – and homelessness increases…

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Why best vaccine for homelessness is not a shot

By | Oct 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Why best vaccine for homelessness is not a shot

While walking to work in downtown San Diego, I recently saw several men in what appeared to be Hazmat suits spraying bleach and hot water on the sidewalks in response to our community’s scary outbreak of hepatitis A. This prompted me to wait in line, along with other concerned downtowners, to get my hepatitis A vaccine at […]

More Racism, More Homelessness?

By | Sep 6, 2017 | Comments Off on More Racism, More Homelessness?

Is homelessness a product of racism in this country? For those of us who have been working on the front lines of homelessness for years, we define root causes of homelessness in phrases like, “lack of affordable housing,” “a lack of resources,” “a broken social safety net.”

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