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Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes

Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Hawaii State representative Tom Bower (D) began walking the streets of his Waikiki district with a sledgehammer, and smashing shopping carts used by homeless people.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 21, 2014 3:59 PM

It sounds like Utah is on the right track. Their approach is both more human and more economical.

Da'Shawn Cunningham James's curator insight, March 21, 2014 11:21 AM

This is amazing!!!!. I feel homeless people should get homes and be able to get jobs. All they need is help and support. This should occur all over the world.

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Expert round up: ending homelessness in Scotland

Expert round up: ending homelessness in Scotland | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Our expert panel reflect on Scotland's 10-year programme to put an end to homelessness – and the challenges that lie ahead

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Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes

Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Hawaii State representative Tom Bower (D) began walking the streets of his Waikiki district with a sledgehammer, and smashing shopping carts used by homeless people.

Via Alison D. Gilbert
Da'Shawn Cunningham James's insight:

This is amazing!!!!. I feel homeless people should get homes and be able to get jobs. All they need is help and support. This should occur all over the world.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 21, 2014 3:59 PM

It sounds like Utah is on the right track. Their approach is both more human and more economical.

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Law to 'end' homelessness passed

Law to 'end' homelessness passed | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Legislation which aims to effectively end homelessness in Scotland by the end of this year is passed by MSPs.

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dperiodhomelessness's curator insight, April 5, 2013 4:06 PM

This is mainly about preventing homelessnes, and making sure that people at need do not get to the point where they don't have homes. 

 

What's interesting to me is that this only applies to people who have become homeless "by no fault of their own". I wonder what this means; is losing your job a fault of your own? Is being kicked out by your family a fault of your own?

 

Also: the vast majority of articles on Homelesness here are from Scotland/ the UK. While this is happening here, London's homelessness has increased by 22% between October and December of last year. What's going on?

 

--Tanya

Amy Argenal's comment, May 2, 2013 2:33 PM
Really?
Da'Shawn Cunningham James's curator insight, March 21, 2014 11:19 AM

I'm against homelessness. I don't agree to have homelessness occurring in cities. This article is great because I agree to put an end to homelessness.

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My Birthday Wish to Help Fight Homelessness - YouTube


Click here: http://invisiblepeople.tv/birthday ;

It's that time again. The time of year where Facebook lets you all know I am now a year older on March 13th. Well, up until the last few years I hated my birthday. Thanks to all of your generous hearts my birthday has turned into a real miracle. Over the last three years you've helped raise $27,000 to help fight homelessness.

PLEASE READ THIS NEXT PARAGRAPH:

"The stereotypes of people living in poverty throughout the United States are among the most negative prejudices that we have. And people basically view particularly homeless people as having no redeeming qualities" ~ Susan Fiske, Professor of Psychology. Princeton University

News headlines this week shared the story of the new teen trend of taking "selfies" with homeless people. I won't give the story any more traffic by linking to it here. Teens are also the number one perpetrators of violence against homeless people.

Invisible People's work is important!

I strongly believe that if the general public viewed our homeless neighbors as being the real people that they are, there wouldn't be such humiliation and violence against people experiencing homelessness! Awareness and education on homelessness can change that, and your support in funding Invisible People is breaking wrong stereotypes and changing how tens of millions of lives view homeless individuals.

DID YOU KNOW that Invisible People is the only national awareness and educational campaign on homelessness? Just turn on the TV and you'll see anti-smoking ads, don't text and drive videos are all over the internet, and causes from the need to recycle to global warming are everywhere we look, and they should be. But except for Invisible People, there are zero campaigns teaching the general public about homelessness.

This year I turn 53 years-old. 53 is kind of a weird number and most birthday campaigns ask for donations based on the age. I get that, but if you would like to donate $53 million or $53,000, or even $5,300 please do. Of course I am being a little funny. The truth is $5, $10, $25, $53 - any and every amount counts. This is the one campaign that fuels Invisible People throughout the year and we desperately need your support to help end homelessness.

Thank you in advance for your time and support,

Mark


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Da'Shawn Cunningham James's insight:

I honestly agree with his argument. I feel as if everybody should help the homeless people. It will show you have a heart. You would want somebody to do the same for yourself or someone you may know.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:56 PM

Why are homeless people invisible?

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Law to 'end' homelessness passed

Law to 'end' homelessness passed | Homelessness | Scoop.it
Legislation which aims to effectively end homelessness in Scotland by the end of this year is passed by MSPs.

Via Peter A Bell
Da'Shawn Cunningham James's insight:

I'm against homelessness. I don't agree to have homelessness occurring in cities. This article is great because I agree to put an end to homelessness.

more...
dperiodhomelessness's curator insight, April 5, 2013 4:06 PM

This is mainly about preventing homelessnes, and making sure that people at need do not get to the point where they don't have homes. 

 

What's interesting to me is that this only applies to people who have become homeless "by no fault of their own". I wonder what this means; is losing your job a fault of your own? Is being kicked out by your family a fault of your own?

 

Also: the vast majority of articles on Homelesness here are from Scotland/ the UK. While this is happening here, London's homelessness has increased by 22% between October and December of last year. What's going on?

 

--Tanya

Amy Argenal's comment, May 2, 2013 2:33 PM
Really?