In America, our homeless population is found on the dirty streets of our city. In Asia, homelessness is perched near the sky.
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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.
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.
Despite unprecedented national efforts, homelessness still feels like a turf battle. You could call it a war.
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?
I think CNN’s Anthony Bourdain needs to write a guide on how to live in America on $7.28 per day.
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.
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.
Goodbye, Robin Williams. Your advocate voice will be missed.