The rental housing landscape in America is rapidly changing: new people are becoming renters and many properties are aging. Meanwhile, the pace at which new rental housing supply is being created can’t meet growing demand. This supply shortage is particularly acute for affordable housing, leading to an ongoing crisis. Tens of millions of Americans live in housing they cannot afford.
People sleeping on park benches and street corners are the most visible reminder of the United States’ continuing struggle with homelessness. On any given night, over 175,000 people are unsheltered, sleeping outside or in places not meant for human habitation. On a positive note, unsheltered homelessness has been declining nationally for several years, but some jurisdictions, particularly some large cities, report increases.
The words we use to describe people powerfully affect our attitudes and assumptions about them. As advocates for people with disabilities have learned, labels generate strong emotional reactions that can create barriers to understanding and reinforce stereotypes.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses, private nonprofit groups, homeowners and renters in Mississippi of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by tornadoes, wind, rain, lightning and flooding on April 30.
This article originally appears as post published at the blog for the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Written by Anna Blasco HOW DO WE KNOW IF PROJECTS ARE HOUSING FIRST OR LOW BARRIER? As the Continuum of Care, it can be tempting to ask project applicants to provide a narrative explanation for how they have adopted [...]
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Iain DeJong, President & CEO of OrgCode Consulting, shared some of his thoughts concerning the process of transitioning homeless individual through street outreach to housing.