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This is what it takes folks to get Housing First working in a City | New Orleans director of homelessness to step down for job with Make It Right Foundation | NOLA.com


First we want to share some quotes from the linked article so that we can share what we feel it takes to get it right & get everyone working in Savannah toward Housing First! “Stacy greatly accelerated the city’s work … Continue reading

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Our lingering myth in Savannah, we’re a mecca for the homeless: busted | Shattering myths about homelessness Page 1 of 2 | UTSanDiego.com


Many may believe the myth that establishing services for homeless people will cause homeless people from all around to migrate to a city. A recent study, however, found that 75 percent of homeless people are still living in the city … Continue reading

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A new day for the homeless authority, maybe, but much more to address before they’re on track again! | Savannah’s homeless authority balances budget, cites new day | Savannahnow.com Mobile


Today’s article in the Savannah Morning News comes after the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless (known as the CSAH & Homeless Authority) Board Meeting held yesterday, Tuesday, 2/19/2013. We were in attendance & are pleased to see this meeting reported … Continue reading

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We support getting to know our homeless by name! | National Alliance to End Homelessness: Making Your PIT Count More Useful to Local Providers


We can’t end homelessness without knowing every person on our streets by name and learning what services, subsidies and supports will help them access and maintain permanent housing. Federal aggregate data is important to help us accurately identify the national … Continue reading

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2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,500 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Will Savannah end up here too or will the faith community step up & be a part of the solution?: Economic Justice Petition: Stop criminalizing our homeless | Change.org


Hopefully we’ll never get to this point! And if we do then yes, petitions on change.org & other remedies must be sought. That should only be a final step after the faith community has a chance to weigh-in though. Don’t … Continue reading

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Had to share this story from a Vet! WOW- read & support any organization who makes a difference for Vets experiencing homelessness!


Here’s a Facebook post from one of our friends, Holly Minor. It was written by a new Facebook friends, Justa Vet! We feel compelled to add this comment here before you read this expose. We saw it in a newsletter … Continue reading

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Here’s some great info on Housing First in New Orleans (from a conference & article): Housing First model of addressing homelessness is discussed | NOLA.com


There’s a homelessness conference going on in New Orleans on homelessness while this post is being written & one of the topics is “Housing First“! A local newspaper reporter wrote an article about how it works in New Orleans! Here’s … Continue reading

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Homeless Entrepreneurs find a way to move out of their homelessness, start business in a shelter!: Rosenblum: A new business grows in an unlikely place | StarTribune.com


Rosenblum: A new business grows in an unlikely place | StarTribune.com. Now here’s how a homeless entrepreneur quickly gets a business launched, on his way to getting housed with an income that can sustain himself! He actually launched this business … Continue reading

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Announcement: A series on homeless living in a shelter, please follow: Faces of Homelessness: A Night at the Shelter – Burke, VA Patch


This series (from Fairfax, VA) seems worth following! We need to understand the shelter system & match our (Savannah’s) approaches to those of others & do a gap analysis! More is coming with models we’ve found that take the shelter … Continue reading

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