National Coalition For The Homeless

Type: Organization
Name: National Coalition For The Homeless
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Stetson hosts workshop today on teaching students in poverty

With as many as 2,200 homeless public school students in Volusia County, a Stetson University education professor is calling on schools and educators to do more to help.“Teachers don’t know what to do or how to reach out,” said Rajni Shankar-Brown, the ... [Published Daytona Beach News Journal - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 07 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 1 reports

Youth Homelessness Is An Invisible Issue, But It Doesn't Have To Be

"Is this the life I'm going to live for the rest of my life?"Those are the words spoken by one of the three young people at the center of " The Homestretch ," a documentary that offers an unprecedented look into the day-to-day lives of three of the estimated ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Bill Would Give Public Housing Preference to Homeless Veterans

There are 1,500 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania at any given time, according to Senator Vince Hughes (D – Philadelphia).That’s why he and other Democratic members of the Pennsylvania  Senate Appropriations Committee and representatives of various veterans ... [Published 90.5 WESA - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Ferguson, New York, and the Criminalization of Poverty

Mike Brown was walking in the middle of the street when he was ordered to get on the sidewalk.Eric Garner was selling dollar cigarettes on the street without collecting tax.These minor crimes became the focus of police action, reflecting an approach to ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Is the Recession Really Over?

Our customers are small businesses who are surviving against the chains in their towns and nonprofit organizations that rely on the kind hearts of others to help support their causes. Gallup reported that the total number of new business start-ups and ... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Free storage restores dignity to homeless

When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider."When you’re literally homeless, ... [Published Herald-Times - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Homeless-Rights Advocates Stress the Need For Toilet Access | Big Think

Should homeless Americans be entitled to 24/7 access to restrooms? An increasing number of advocates are pushing the issue to the forefront of homeless-rights discussions. A recent article by Renee Lewis of Al-Jazeera America[1] investigated the cause: ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Free storage restores dignity to homeless

People living on the streets with their belongings in a basket may have the opportunity to store them in a more secure place.Rich Legg,Enlarge photo»When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into ... [Published Deseret Morning News - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Providing Free Storage Could Be Key To Ending Homelessness

CHICAGO - APRIL 28: Glenn Manley, 69-years-old, originally from Kankakee, Illinois, pushes what he calls his 'home' along a street April 28, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is working on what is called a 10-year 'plan to end homelessness,' a program ... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

After Killings Of Homeless People, Albuquerque Passes New Tax To Fund Services

A homeless veteran in Washington D.C. CREDIT: Shawn Davis After a spate of gruesome killings in Albuquerque’s homeless population this year, the City Council moved last week to pass a small but unique new tax to fund increased services for homeless ... [Published Think Progress - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Miley wins video of the year, uses moment to highlight plight of homeless youth

When Miley Cyrus won the Video Music Award for video of the year, she used the moment to advocate for homeless youth . Instead of coming to the stage to accept her award, she sent Jesse, a man who said he had recently been living on the streets of Los ... [Published Glaad - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

SF is 7th Meanest in Homeless Laws

“Mean”? San Francisco?Several adjectives come to mind when I think of San Francisco, but “mean” isn’t one of them. But apparently we are—er, the city is—when it comes to homeless laws and homeless people. A national survey by advocacy groups for the homeless ... [Published About - Aug 22 2014]

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..." Earlier this year the UN Human Rights Committee publicly rebuked these kinds of policies noting "criminalization raises concerns of discrimination and cruel and inhumane or degrading treatment."
...24 awards show, letting homeless 22-year-old and VMA date Jesse Helt take the mic instead. Helt accepted Cyrus' prize "on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States" and Cyrus seized the moment to help raise more than $200,000 for L A -based youth homeless shelter My Friend's Place within 24 hours, the New York Times...
"When you’re literally homeless, you’re like a 'turtle that carries everything on his back,' Michael Stoops, director of community organizing for the National Coalition for the Homeless, told CityLab . "Which can be problematic if you're walking long distances or trying to work. There's always the danger of things being lost, stolen or thrown away by police officers.""

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Snapshots: Symantec filters out discrimination,... [Published Glaad - Sep 17 2014]
Stetson hosts workshop today on teaching studen... [Published Daytona Beach News Journal - Sep 14 2014]
Hostile Laws, Hateful Acts Bolster Stigma Again... [Published City Limits - Sep 13 2014]
Youth Homelessness Is An Invisible Issue, But I... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 07 2014]
Miley Cyrus' Advocacy Moves More Fans To Share ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 05 2014]
Bill Would Give Public Housing Preference to Ho... [Published 90.5 WESA - Sep 04 2014]
Ferguson, New York, and the Criminalization of ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 02 2014]
Is the Recession Really Over? [Published Huffington Post - Aug 31 2014]
Free storage restores dignity to homeless [Published Herald-Times - Aug 31 2014]
Homeless-Rights Advocates Stress the Need For T... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 30 2014]
Free storage restores dignity to homeless [Published Deseret Morning News - Aug 30 2014]
Providing Free Storage Could Be Key To Ending H... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 27 2014]
After Killings Of Homeless People, Albuquerque ... [Published Think Progress - Aug 26 2014]
Cities Can Ease Homelessness With Storage Units [Published The Atlantic Cities - Aug 26 2014]
Miley wins video of the year, uses moment to hi... [Published Glaad - Aug 25 2014]
SF is 7th Meanest in Homeless Laws [Published About - Aug 22 2014]
Vulnerable on the streets [Published The Jewish Voice and Herald - Aug 19 2014]
5 People Who Took A Huge Pay Cut For Their Uniq... [Published Fast Company - Aug 16 2014]
Increasing Number of Laws Target Cities’ Homele... [Published Kansas City Infozine - Aug 15 2014]
Sacramento attack on homeless couple mirrors na... [Published Sacramento News & Review - Aug 14 2014]
Letters to the Editor for August 12, 2014 [Published Union Democrat - Aug 13 2014]
From urban to rural, a call for increased suppo... [Published Glaad - Aug 12 2014]
Twitter Chat: Should homelessness be a crime? [Published PBS - Jul 22 2014]
For Every Three Homeless Women, Two Will Be Abused [Published Think Progress - Jul 22 2014]
Colorado Official Wants To ‘Get Rid Of The Home... [Published Think Progress - Jun 27 2014]
Hate Crimes Against The Homeless Jumped 24 Perc... [Published Think Progress - Jun 27 2014]
What Happens To The Homeless When They Die [Published Think Progress - Jun 26 2014]
The MHRM: In 33 U.S. Cities, It’s Illegal to Do... [Published St George West - Jun 14 2014]
In 33 U.S. Cities, Feeding The Homeless Has Bee... [Published Zero Hedge - Jun 14 2014]
Mayor Proposes ‘Compassionate Disruption’ Law T... [Published Think Progress - Jun 03 2014]
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After Killings Of Homeless People, Albuquerque ... [Published Think Progress - Aug 26 2014]
A homeless veteran in Washington D.C. CREDIT: Shawn Davis After a spate of gruesome killings in Albuquerque’s homeless population this year, the City Council moved last week to pass a small but unique new tax to fund increased services for homeless ...
For Every Three Homeless Women, Two Will Be Abused [Published Think Progress - Jul 22 2014]
A woman huddles on a street corner in San Francisco CREDIT: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez You won’t see any social media campaigns on their behalf. No salacious trials, nor grassroots movements to change unjust policies. But their assaults are no ...
Colorado Official Wants To ‘Get Rid Of The Home... [Published Think Progress - Jun 27 2014]
A homeless man in Louisiana huddles to stay warm during a cold spell. CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert The best way to grapple with homelessness in Colorado Springs is to swap supportive services and affordable housing for a one-way bus ticket out ...
Hate Crimes Against The Homeless Jumped 24 Perc... [Published Think Progress - Jun 27 2014]
Homeless advocates at a press conference on NCH’s new report CREDIT: National Coalition for the Homeless Hate crimes against homeless people rose significantly in 2013 , jumping nearly one-quarter over 2012 statistics, according to a new report from ...
What Happens To The Homeless When They Die [Published Think Progress - Jun 26 2014]
On a hot June morning in Washington, DC, roughly 30 people gathered in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church to remember Michael Leslie. It was an open casket viewing, with the body encased in white satin and a small red light illuminating his face. Several ...
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