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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.

Got any more stories from your community? Make sure to share them with us on Twitter, Facebook, and in the comments section below.


  1. 02/03/2012

    Great profiles out of Chicago and in the Washington Post. And we echo the kudos for Home for Good!

    This week our New York staff blogged about participating in the NYC homeless census and serving the complex supportive housing needs of homeless individuals and families. Would love your thoughts:

  2. Hello,
    We are seventh and eighth graders from The Logan School in Colorado. For a school project, we were all assigned to make a short video on a topic of our choice. For our topic, we chose homelessness. The second part of the assignment was to post our video on popular blogs in order to spread the word. We were wondering if you would be willing to post it on your blog to help get the word out.
    Alex, Molly, Margot, and John