Does Declaring a Homeless Crisis Mean Calling in the Cavalry?

By | Oct 22, 2016

20160311_143508Sally and her husband, and two kids, moved into their neighborhood on the west edge of Los Angeles County a handful of years ago. They were willing to pay a premium on their new home because they were attracted by the good school district, the ocean air, and the fact that they were insulated from typical urban issues like crime, poverty, blighted neighborhoods, and homelessness. Read More »

Is Eliminating Homeless Shelters a War Against Compassion?

Give a person a real home – a studio apartment would suffice – with regular supportive services, and you have ended homelessness, at least for that one person. Clearly, an apartment is way better than a shelter bed.

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.”

By | Aug 16, 2016
The odds of making money by owning real estate is much better than playing the lottery.
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By | Aug 4, 2016
The Presidential primary season has now ended.
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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.
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Photo by BKL This Presidential election season is one of the craziest, most unpredictable elections in American history.
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