Homelessness

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Permanent Housing That Becomes Neighborhoods of Knowingness – Episode 8

Today, we have a special guest. Alan Graham is the founder and CEO of Mobile Loaves and Fishes (MLF), which is a permanent housing community for the homeless based in Austin, Texas. Their work will be broadcast in an upcoming PBS documentary. Since its founding in 1998, Mobile Loaves and Fishes volunteers have served more …

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Homogeneous Communities

Making Permanent Supportive Housing Achievable & Affordable – Episode 7

Our special guest today is John Maceri, the chief executive officer of The People Concern, a leading Los Angeles based organization that serves the homeless community and those experiencing poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse, and addiction. Today’s discussion will focus on permanent supportive housing and some of the creative methods that The People Concern …

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Key Elements of Permanent Supportive Housing – Episode 6

Our discussion today is about permanent supportive housing, which is a comprehensive solution to homelessness. The are some programs in the country that support the homeless by focusing on the whole person: permanent housing, the development of practical skills, emotional support, and a strong sense of community belonging. And these are along the lines of …

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Moving Homeless Communities Toward Self-Sufficiency – Episode 4

Helping homeless communities helps ourselves. We all have an opportunity to share, at the very least, the responsibility of being a “brainstormer.” Do we have friends in the power structure that might be able to influence things in a positive way? And, can we participate at our maximum potential to contribute toward the well-being of …

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The Benefits of Creating Homogeneous Communities – Episode 3

Our focus in Episode Three will be on homelessness and the financial and psychological benefits of creating homogeneous communities. We’re going to drill down into the diversity of populations and the immense benefits that could be created by creating largely individual communities that are psychologically beneficial, reduce costs associated with caring for the homeless, and …

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Permanent Supportive Housing

1. Permanent Supportive Housing

A change in how we, as a society, relate to our wealth and power and practical compassion lie at the heart of a solution to homelessness. To reduce or even eliminate a social issue as pervasive as homelessness will take the combined efforts of government, philanthropic, corporate, and private organizations along with a change in how we, as a society, view our relationship with our fellow human beings and our relationship to wealth and power.

Homogeneous Communities

2. Homogeneous Communities

The diversity of the homeless population creates natural obstacles to needed services. Limited funds, space, and human resources put a strain on the very people and organizations striving to connect this vulnerable group with the assistance they need. Part of those challenges comes from the diverse range of people in the homeless population.

Addiction to Wealth and Power

3. Addiction to Wealth and Power

Wealth, the acquiring, retaining, and consuming of it, stands as one of the most pervasive forms of approved societal addiction since the beginning of civilization. The symptoms of a society ripening for an addiction-fed decline are not obvious because they subtly hide behind validation, idealization, stereotypes, and social structures.

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