The Veterans Administration's $50 million Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) grant aims at funding innovative approaches and replicable best practices to alleviate and prevent homelessness among very low-income veterans. While nearly 131,000 veterans are today homeless on any given night, new strategies offer hope for the future.
Alex Lambert, 20, the former American Idol star, tweeted yesterday that he's homeless in LA and can't take it anymore. The Season Nine standout's plea for help deserves attention.
Two weeks ago, Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice, was homeless and begging for change at the entrance to an Ohio freeway. Today, he has a job, home, and is teaching America about the very real challenges of homelessness.
Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice and father of nine, got the support he needed this week to become the answer to his own prayers. Nearly three million other Americans, including thousands of veterans, will also experience homelessness this year.
Carrfour Supportive Housing broke ground today on the $28 million Barbara Carey Shuler Manor in Liberty City, one of Miami-Dade County's most distressed neighborhoods. The community will provide 100 units of affordable housing and supportive services when it opens next year, including case management, job training and placement, and innovative programs that have been effective preventing and reducing poverty.
Former President Clinton visits future Carrfour site to urge renewed efforts to erradicate homelessness
Former President Bill Clinton, Alonzo Mourning, Nnamdi Asomugha, Heather Graham and other celebrities led hundreds of young volunteers to Carrfour Supportive Housing’s future Verde Gardens community in Homestead Sunday for a day of service as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University’s (CGIU) weekend program in Miami. The Carrfour community is one of the most innovative programs in the nation to help formerly homeless families achieve self-sufficiency and independence through affordable housing and wrap-around programs including relationship skills, vocational, micro-enterprise, and rehabilitative services.
According to a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, five to eight million Americans will experience homelessness over a five year period, including millions of children. One common experience of nearly all children who become homeless is that they are innocent victims of family breakdown.