Do We Really Need a Homelessness Awareness Week?

By | Nov 14, 2016

It doesn’t matter what month or week it is, there is some national awareness issue assigned to that time of the year. In February, we are reminded of National Cancer Prevention Month. In May, it is Clean Air Month, and in October don’t forget to remember Dental Hygiene Month.  Read More »

Does Declaring a Homeless Crisis Mean Calling in the Cavalry?

But calling in the Cavalry to address homelessness simply does not work. Being homeless is not a crime. Any action that might criminalize a person’s state of homelessness simply attracts a civil lawsuit that essentially shuts down a community’s ability to actually help those who need housing, and prevents a community from dealing with those on the streets who are actually breaking real laws.

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.

By | Aug 31, 2016
Joel John Roberts, PATH CEO Last week, I was at my umpteenth community meeting in order to promote a new building that would house people who experience homelessness.
By | Aug 16, 2016
The odds of making money by owning real estate is much better than playing the lottery.
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.