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National conversation: ‘Housing First’ approach can meet the demands of homeless union purpose

Jul. 22, 2021 8:59 am

National conversation: ‘Housing First’ approach can meet the demands of homeless union

The changes necessary to meet the demands of the ATL Homeless Union are significant, but they are not unreasonable. Take a look at how some of those challenges are met in Philly, say guest columnists Ryan Villagran and Andrew Spiers.
What homeless encampments can teach us about the state of nature purpose

Jul. 17, 2020 8:20 am

What homeless encampments can teach us about the state of nature

"When people live on the margins of society and government, they do not necessarily or inevitably descend into chaos, anarchy, or violence," says columnist Andrew Huff.
How Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program is responding to COVID-19 purpose

Mar. 24, 2020 7:09 am

How Bethesda Project’s Church Shelter Program is responding to COVID-19

CSP has adopted the process of community-based surveillance — used in Sierra Leone during the West African Ebola outbreak a number of years ago — in which every member of the shelter community has an important role to play.
The harm reduction approach to shelter management purpose

Feb. 24, 2020 11:44 am

The harm reduction approach to shelter management

"The value of harm reduction is that it puts things in very simple terms," says guest columnist Andrew Huff, "How can we respond to this situation without causing more harm?"
Does discharging a homeless person from emergency shelter as punishment for wrongdoing constitute torture? purpose

Feb. 12, 2020 8:30 am

Does discharging a homeless person from emergency shelter as punishment for wrongdoing constitute torture?

Columnist Andrew Huff argues it does. But even if you disagree, he says, the disciplinary practice represents a "gross failure in homeless services."
Emergency shelter is not prison, but there are overlapping human rights concerns  method

Dec. 24, 2019 6:30 am

Emergency shelter is not prison, but there are overlapping human rights concerns 

In his most recent think piece, guest columnist Andrew Huff encourages emergency shelters to begin reformulating their disciplinary protocols to align with restorative justice practices.
The case for democratizing emergency shelter management purpose

Sep. 18, 2019 12:39 pm

The case for democratizing emergency shelter management

What if emergency shelter staff included shelter guests in management decisions? In his guest post Andrew Huff shows us what that might look like.
What does ‘Housing First’ mean? We ask Pathways to Housing PA to explain purpose

Jun. 25, 2019 11:00 am

What does ‘Housing First’ mean? We ask Pathways to Housing PA to explain

The Housing First model focuses on people experiencing chronic homelessness — and on long-term housing retention and supportive services.
Homeless services and housing are a lot like Sinatra’s ‘Love & Marriage’ purpose

Sep. 29, 2016 3:08 pm

Homeless services and housing are a lot like Sinatra’s ‘Love & Marriage’

You can't have one without the other. These stories from local service providers are proof.
Broderick Green was homeless and addicted. Now he works at the nonprofit that saved him people

Sep. 23, 2016 12:58 pm

Broderick Green was homeless and addicted. Now he works at the nonprofit that saved him

After five years at rock bottom, Green is living his 'wildest dreams' as a support specialist at Depaul USA.

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