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

Je Suis Homeless

I was homeless.

Brrr… It Is Cold…

Cold weather is fun, unless you are without a home.

Top 10 Highlights of 2014 in Ending Homelessness

Posted Dec 29, 2014 | Comments Off

For those of us fighting to end homelessness in America, the year 2014 actually gives us hope that strategic ideas and initiatives are working, albeit slowly. Here are our top highlights of 2014:

Ask The Mayor: Is Homelessness Getting Worse?

The issues that today’s mayors face do not reflect fictional television. Poverty and homelessness are real situations, which families and adults in every U.S. city experience on a daily basis.

A Key? Not Always the Key to Housing

Posted Dec 9, 2014 | Comments Off

A Key? Not Always the Key to Housing

The “Up and Down” Perspectives on Homelessness

With a full stomach and a thankful heart, instead, I am looking at the larger picture of homelessness in America. Whether or not you see the glass as half-full or empty, a broader view on homelessness can be confusing.

The Perfect Thanksgiving Meal (For People Who Are Homeless)

Posted Nov 24, 2014 | Comments Off

What would be the perfect Thanksgiving meal for a person who is living on our streets?

The War On Homelessness

Posted Nov 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Despite unprecedented national efforts, homelessness still feels like a turf battle. You could call it a war.

Too Close To Home: Let’s Not Kid Around About Child Poverty

Posted Nov 11, 2014 | Comments Off

A third of our nation’s children reside in homes defined as poor, where the household income is below 60% of the national median income for 2008, or $31,000. In other countries, this annual income is a fortune, but in this country, a family that survives on $31,000 per year places their children on a pathway to adult poverty, if not homelessness.

An American Umbrella Revolution

Posted Nov 3, 2014 | Comments Off

Wouldn’t it be amazing if America’s youth demanded a change of status quo for homeless Americans? Wouldn’t it be incredible if America’s youth revolted against a society that allows for such inequity?