Joel John Roberts

Joel John Roberts Joel John Roberts is the CEO of PATH Partners (People Assisting The Homeless), publisher of Poverty Insights, blogger on Huffington Post, frequent writer of opinion pieces on homelessness and housing, and the author of the book, "How To Increase Homelessness."

Posts by Joel John Roberts

Poverty in America: Living on $7.28 Per Day

Posted Sep 16, 2014 | Comments Off

I think CNN’s Anthony Bourdain needs to write a guide on how to live in America on $7.28 per day.

Part 2: Homeless Agencies Can End Homelessness

Posted Sep 3, 2014 | Comments Off

If that homeless agency partners with housing developers—or becomes a housing developer—in order to promote a true “Housing First” approach, then perhaps communities will embrace the idea that permanent supportive housing is good for their neighborhood.

Homeless Agencies Can Transform the Quest to End Homelessness

Posted Aug 25, 2014 | Comments Off

I do believe that homeless programs have a significant role to play in ending this country’s homelessness. As traditional homeless agencies shift their focus to Housing First strategies, they move away from becoming a forgotten Sony Walkman tape player and closer to being a modern Apple iPhone.

Your Voice Will Be Missed

Posted Aug 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Goodbye, Robin Williams. Your advocate voice will be missed.

Legalize Pot, Increase Homelessness

Posted Aug 4, 2014 | Comments Off

It seems to me that, if every state legalized cannabis, then the incentive to migrate to another state would end.

Is Today the Day that I Die?

Posted Jul 29, 2014 | Comments Off

Even now, living on the streets of America, I sometimes wonder…
…is today the day that I die?

Prioritizing Homeless Vets: Are We Giving Up on Ending Homelessness for All?

Posted Jul 21, 2014 | Comments Off

What do these actions really mean for America? Are we giving up on ending homelessness for all?

Home Remedies for Homelessness

Posted Jul 14, 2014 | Comments Off

We need more creative ideas for how to provide housing for our neighbors who sleep on our streets.

Political Homeless Numbers: Can We Count On It?

Posted Jul 8, 2014 | Comments Off

In a city filled with hundreds of thousands of millionaires, does it really matter that instead of 54,000, we have 36,000 people squandering on our streets like animals?

Homeless Agencies: Growing Bigger and Smaller at the Same Time

Posted Jul 1, 2014 | Comments Off

Being an agency that grows bigger and smaller at the same time is, in my opinion, a realistic way to ensure effective services.