Homeless Turn Foreclosures into Shelters
It is no longer a strange sight to see boarded up homes as foreclosures continue to increase. For some, it is a question of morality: Do we let these vacant homes remain empty while so many people continue to face the difficulties of life on the streets? This article provides insight into innovative ways to help stabilize the lives of those in need. (HRC)
Homeless service providers face a gross disparity between the supply of affordable housing and the demand among the people they serve. This gap grows every day. The current economic state, not just in America, but throughout the world, has many people on the verge of losing their homes, their jobs and their livelihoods. To quote Harry S. Truman, "It is a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it is a depression when you lose your own."
USA TODAY published this article on Dec. 10, 2008 about what one homeless service provider is doing to assist families who are in need of housing.
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Dec. 10, 2008