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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.
That thing you do: What happened around Philly in April purpose

May 2, 2019 7:57 am

That thing you do: What happened around Philly in April

Nonprofits and mission-driven organizations across the city were busy making their presence felt this past month.
As Project HOME turns 30, a look at the state of homelessness in our city purpose

Apr. 12, 2019 7:31 am

As Project HOME turns 30, a look at the state of homelessness in our city

According to Sister Mary Scullion of Project HOME, Philadelphia has made substantial progress on homelessness in the past number of years. The city's street counts are the lowest of the nation’s 10 largest cities.
Don’t underestimate the importance of furniture purpose

Apr. 5, 2019 11:31 am

Don’t underestimate the importance of furniture

The CEO of Pathways to Housing PA says having a mattress or table can help a family move out of shelter and transitional housing more quickly.
Philly’s Roadmap to Homes removes barriers to shelter, employs strategies from ‘Housing First’ programs results

Mar. 29, 2019 11:51 am

Philly’s Roadmap to Homes removes barriers to shelter, employs strategies from ‘Housing First’ programs

"Is it working?" A Generocity reader’s question prompts a look at OHS’ efforts to combat homelessness.
Storymap: Schools count the young and homeless in the Philly ‘burbs purpose

Mar. 14, 2019 11:13 am

Storymap: Schools count the young and homeless in the Philly ‘burbs

Chester County is one of the six counties that comprise the region with the greatest number of school-age homeless children. Our storymap gives you a closer look at the numbers in specific school districts in Chesco, Bucks, Delco and Montco.
Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington people

Mar. 6, 2019 9:30 am

Amid the buzz of his shears, Joshua Santiago dreams of a better Kensington

He sees a lot while he's cutting hair: People sheltering in abandoned buildings, huddling up for warmth, struggling with drug addiction. And he thinks about how the neighborhood's empty buildings could be filled with help.
How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need? method

Feb. 18, 2019 10:55 am

How hard is it to convert vacant buildings into affordable homes for Kensington residents in need?

Neighborhood organizations such as Simple Homes, Jumpstart Kensington and NKCDC are looking for solutions to a multi-ZIP code problem.
How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families? purpose

Jan. 25, 2019 1:16 pm

How can Philadelphia’s point-in-time count do a better job of counting families?

Three homeless service pros describe the limitations of current tracking methods and advocate for better data sharing across city agencies.
For Philly’s vulnerable, the government shutdown trickles down to tragedy purpose

Jan. 18, 2019 11:01 am

For Philly’s vulnerable, the government shutdown trickles down to tragedy

"Wherever we fall on the political spectrum, we all must agree that punishing the poor is not the way to make America great again," writes Pathways to Housing PA head Christine Simiriglia.

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