If you live in a major US city, you certainly have seen the spike in homelessness. In fact, in cities like L.A. San Diego, Seattle, Portland and Phoenix, it has become an epidemic. In many of these situations, the people who are living on the streets are also the highest users of our jail systems,… Read More Housing is Healthcare: Why Public Housing is a Leader in Healthcare Savings
My recent change in jobs has allowed me to get a different perspective on healthcare and how opioid abuse hurts those who are homeless and low income more then the average population. A recent article posted on the NHCHC’s website said the following. According to the 2016 policy brief released by the Council on medication-assisted… Read More Opioid Abuse and Homelessness: Housing Is a Critical Treatment
Being homeless in any situation is tough. However; in Russia it might be a completely different challenge. The annual report of Russia’s largest homeless organization said the following: “There is no truly accessible and efficient system of state assistance for those who have become homeless in Russia. We know that no one is insured against… Read More Homeless in Russia: Who Are They and Will They Freeze to Death?
Every year the USA honors fallen armed forces members on Memorial Day. We here at ^Housing Futures also honor and thank our armed forces for their sacrifices. As a houser myself, one of the first programs I every worked with was the HUD VASH voucher program for homeless veterans. This program has made one of… Read More Thinking About Homeless Veterans on Memorial Day
Homelessness is a scourge that still effects every country across the world. There are many different organizations working on this issue but short-term shelters continue to be a bridge to permanent housing for many homeless. Below are 5 shelters from around the world that are providing unique services that we wanted to highlight. Do you… Read More 5 Innovative Homeless Shelters From Around the World
Working in housing and homelessness the last 10 years has allowed me to meet amazing and inspiring people. I have met people selling homeless newspapers in Hannover, Germany, leaders in Portland, Oregon, real estate developers in Arizona, advocates in Scotland. Every day, I meet people who give their life’s to helping those who have the… Read More The Saint for the Homeless of St. Petersburg Russia: Igor Antonov-
One of the most interesting things I found about Nochlezhka and their organization was the night bus. As the annual report said, “ Going back from the street to a stable life requires a lot of effort. To start homeless people need to eat, otherwise they simply will have no energy to get their papers… Read More Homeless in Russia: Saving Life’s with the Night Bus: