Archive for March 2nd, 2012

2nd March
written by Catherine An

Happy Friday!

A little housekeeping: After wrapping up the loose ends of the National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness, we’re happy to announce that the National Conference on Ending Homelessness is slated for Washington, D.C. from Monday, July 16 to Wednesday, July 18. More information on the conference will post to the website as soon as it’s available – so please check back often! (Or you could just sign up for our weekly newsletter.)

Now, after a week’s hiatus, we’re back to share with you news of the week:

  • Our friend, Mark Horvath, sat down with Barbara Poppe and Laura Zeilinger of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness as well as Maria Foscarinis of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty to talk about homelessness and solutions. Check out his videos on the Huffington Post.
  • There was a touching story from our friend Meribah Knight of the Chicago News Cooperative about youth homelessness in the Windy City. She profiles two young men who left home under wildly different circumstance – but both struggled to find stable, adequate housing.
  • The Washington Post, in a similar story, profiled a family in Florida struggling to make ends meet while managing their precarious housing situation.
  • The New York Times gave kudos to our friends at Home for Good in Los Angeles in an editorial published just this morning. The once “national capital of homelessness” is looking to doff the title for good.
  • Our friend Greg Kaufmann at the Nation writes today about hunger – people facing it, how we’re dealing with it, and what we can do moving forward.

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