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- Aging Street Dwellers Could Remain Homeless for Life Unless More Housing is Found (economicnewsarticles.wordpress.com)
In February 2012, I started down this road to understand homelessness. I learned a lot of things:
Social Networks Matter a Whole Lot. I learned that most people end up homeless because their social networks have fallen apart due to a crisis or series of life events — or they never had solid family or friend structures to begin with. A good example is foster kids who age out of the system.
Housing Goes to Those Who ‘Qualify’: I saw first hand how rental subsidies to the ‘cream of the crop’ because you need an income to pay rent, and most of the chronically homeless don’t have an income – or at least a steady income. So, agencies have budgets they can’t touch, and homeless clients they can’t help. The system is so convoluted.
A Homeless Client Navigating the Maze of the ‘System’ If you are homeless, there’s no one…
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