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

Is Today the Day that I Die?

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?

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.

Design Out of Reach: The Best Way to Shoo Homeless People Away

Posted Jun 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Imagine, however, if the school had a class on how to design public spaces that would drive homeless people away. Although such classes might seem bizarre, such design is actually occurring.

Are Developing Countries Too Poor to Host International Events?

Posted Jun 17, 2014 | Comments Off

Should developing countries Invest in a country’s impoverished population, or invest in sports venues?

Is a Country Considered Rich if 20 Percent of its Children are Poor?

Posted Jun 9, 2014 | Comments Off

We have billionaires and millionaires in our country. Who cares that one-fifth of our children are floundering in poverty? Who needs to know that most cities in America have people living on their streets?

Icy Invasions at Homeless Shelters

Posted Jun 2, 2014 | Comments Off

If you are lucky enough to have a home, you don’t want a criminal lurking in your neighborhood. And if you’re unlucky enough to be homeless, you don’t want a criminal sleeping next to you in a homeless shelter.

A Bridge Over Troubled Streets

Posted May 27, 2014 | Comments Off

Build a bridge over a road just so his snooty residents don’t have to walk past impoverished people on the streets? Are L.A.’s streets really so bad that developers need to bypass them completely?