Category Archives: Legislation

How can an art campaign cover up the design of a flawed & inhumane approach to dealing with homelessness? | Tampa art students to design Safe Harbor fundraising campaign | Tampa Bay Times


They’ve been given a HUGE challenge: A class of undergraduates at the Art Institute of Tampa has been handed challenge: Make Pinellas residents care about the homeless. They have showed so far how they (the government & community leaders, including … Continue reading

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New options are available, however we MUST ask: Will we make the 2015 “deadline” (goal) to end veterans & chronic homelessness. women too, in Savannah? | HUD & VA TEAM UP TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOMES TO 9,000 HOMELESS VETS | RealEstateRama


Ominous question isn’t it? Answer is – YES, we CAN, IF… (read below to see a new approach to housing – beyond container housing models… – our next step in Housing First) Yes, President Obama, through his USICH & Opening … Continue reading

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Seeking support for attending the NAEH 2013 Conference, July 22-24, Washington, DC


We’re trying to put together an entire trip to the conference of the 2013 National Alliance to End Homelessness! Travel & accommodations can take several forms – train, plane, bus or car! Depending on which approach donors can support with funds, donations … Continue reading

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Developing a sense of Urgency: Viable next steps | We need both compassion & social justice to end homelessness: Justice is a step beyond compassion | Housing First is the ultimate social justice at this time for Savannah – Food for the Hungry Blog


We need both compassion & social justice to end homelessness: Justice is a step beyond compassion | Housing First is the ultimate social justice at this time for Savannah – Food for the Hungry Blog or What is it going … Continue reading

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When we reject giving housing first to our homeless are we rejecting Jesus? | Is there a call for social justice to the churches & God’s people here? | Sculpture of Jesus the Homeless rejected by two prominent churches | Toronto Star


“Homeless Jesus had no home,” says the artist, Timothy Schmalz, who specializes in religious sculpture. “How ironic.” Watch the sculptor share his reaction to finding it so hard to find a home for his Jesus the Homeless piece! You see … Continue reading

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Why is there a mystery surrounding the CSAH Charter & CoC membership guidelines? | CSAH About Us


The following is taken from the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless (CSAH) websites About Us page! We are sharing this now in order to solicit & engage in a discussion about the “Charter” for the CSAH & where the limitations … Continue reading

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The battle in Pinnelas, Clearwater & all over the US for what the solution for chronic homelessness should be: it’s Housing First guys not upscale prison units


The question at hand is, which one of the two videos below provides a place you’d like to “Occupy”? I’ll take Pinellas Hope over Safe Harbor any day of the week, BUT the solution is Housing First, as represented in 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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Savannah needs to consider: Alternatives to Criminalization | Issue | United States Interagency Council on Homelessness USICH


Thanks United States Interagency Council on Homelessness for promoting this research & challenging us to get our communities to look for alternatives! Criminalizing homelessness is NOT the compassionate or reasonable thing to do in our communities. Solutions ARE available! Promote them in … Continue reading

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An issue for Savannah to discuss too?: Boulder: Heaven for the homeless, or a town that’s short on services? – Boulder Daily Camera


Some of the recent issues surrounding the homeless have brought up a broader question of whether Boulder is a city that is friendly to the nearly 1,000 people every night who have no place to go. Opinions on the matter … Continue reading

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