Author page: Richard W. Brown

How County Homeless Trust Funds Could Help End Homelessness

County based Homeless Trust Funds would provide funding for the implementation of the locally developed Ten Year Plans to End Homelessness. States across the country have helped localities dramatically reduce their homeless populations by enabling them to fund the implementation of local plans to end homelessness through local Trust Funds. In these states, this has resulted in a reduction of…

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Homeless need health insurance

This article was in the LA Times LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) — States may save money if homeless adolescents have health insurance — a key to greater use of outpatient care rather than expensive emergency-room services. Researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles tracked newly homeless adolescents and their use of medical…

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Housing First Is Working in Denver

We read this on KnowledgePlex and wanted to share it with everyone. Your comments are always appreciated. According to a new report, Denver’s Housing First program for chronically homeless people saved taxpayers about $712,000 since it was launched two years ago, reported The Denver Post. Through the program, 150 of “the most hard-core homeless people” have been placed in homes…

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Empowering individuals

We thought this article about Advance Housing and Sussex County might be of interest. Empowering individuals, By BILL WICHERT Herald Staff Writer SPARTA – Jeff Hulme takes a lot of pride in the shrubs he has planted outside his Tamarack Road home. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Hulme left a small house in Highland Lakes six years ago because he could…

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A LIGHT FOR THE POOR

A LIGHT FOR THE POOR Through the efforts of one, many in Elizabeth are fed Sunday, December 31, 2006   STORY BY JOE RYAN   It was a November night two decades ago that Sister Jacinta Fernandes found her doorway crowded with visitors, cold and bedraggled.   They pleaded for food and shelter. And the tiny, dark-eyed Benedictine nun felt…

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