Tag Archives: politics

Refueling a Passion to Address Poverty

I remember my first encounter with extreme poverty.

Homeless Campgrounds: Once Open, They’re Hard to Close

Perhaps along with building permanent supportive housing, we should also create permanent supportive towns? Then, we would no longer have to clear out tent cities.

Are They Just Fictional Characters In This Drama Called Life?

homeless lies dying on a busy street in the City of Houston, and no one helps him for nearly a day?

Family Values, American Style: An Increase in Homeless Families

If we truly value families, we should set aside our political and philosophical differences and make sure every family has a home.

Did Reagan’s Crazy Mental Health Policies Cause Today’s Homelessness?

It is getting crazy out there, and these two people were not even dealing with the added pressure of living on the streets. Within our country’s homeless population, a quarter of a million people—or one-third of the homeless population—struggle with some sort of mental illness.

A Diet for a Hungry America

I think this country needs a new book that reflects a new way of feeding hungry Americans. Instead of Eat This, Not That! we need Do This, Not That!

Do People Experiencing Homelessness Deserve to be Exiled?

I have an idea: Instead of sending people who are homeless into shelters or camps outside of the city, maybe we should exile the leaders who caused this problem in the first place.

Is There a Homeless Industrial Complex That Perpetuates Homelessness?

In recent years, the approach to homelessness dramatically changed from how to “manage” homelessness to how to “end” homelessness. This was not merely an alteration of semantics, but a systematic change in how to allocate the limited resources that were spent every year on America’s growing homelessness problem.

Ending Homelessness is Like Mastering Math

Keeping up with numbers in the world of homelessness reminds me of my university calculus classes back when I was an aspiring architect. It wasn’t a pretty sight.

Does the Race to End Homelessness Mean Ending Racism Too?

When putting a magnifying glass over this country’s homelessness dilemma, I know one thing: the themes of homelessness reflect the themes of racism.