Homelessness in 2014

Year of Recovery

Steve BergIn his “Homelessness in 2014 – A Look at the Year Ahead” blog post, the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ (NAEH) Steve Berg talks of the new year as a “year of recovery.

Writes Berg, “ … There seems, just maybe, to be some emerging consensus that we need to do more about the level of poverty and economic inequality in America, of which homelessness is one of the most shameful results.”

He writes about continuing to work to end homelessness with the assets that we have which include:

  • Veterans – Enough federal funding this year to end veterans homelessness;
  • Health Care – Opportunity to give homeless individuals health insurance in states that have opted to expand Medicaid;
  • Back to Housing – Recent rollback of sequestration, may be an end to “downsizing” federal funding for affordable housing but at the minimum “turnover” Housing Choice Vouchers can now be reallocated to new households; and
  • Rapid Re-Housing – Receiving increased priority for funding.

Click here to read his post.

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