Category Archives: Staff Thoughts

Citizen Engagement: Educating City Council About Solutions to Homelessness

On June 24, Baltimore’s Faces of Homelessness Speakers’ Bureau held a first-of-its-kind speaking engagement by Bureau members who shared their perspectives and experiences of homelessness with members of the City Council, area service providers, and other invited guests (including Michael … Continue reading

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Congressional Caucus looks for solutions

Today the Congressional Caucus on Homelessness and Senator Patty Murray held a briefing on Homelessness in America: Experiences & Solutions in the 113th Congress.  Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and staffers from the offices of Senator Patty Murray and Rep. Alcee … Continue reading

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VISTA Counts in Local Communities

During our difficult winter weather months, members of the National Coalition for the Homeless AmeriCorps*VISTA program are working diligently with their partners in local communities to conduct “Point in Time” homeless counts. Point-in-Time PiT counts often look different form one … Continue reading

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Our 100th Post!!!

It’s quite fitting that we’ve reached the big 1-0-0 during the beginning of a new year! In four years of blogging about current issues homeless communities face, we have covered stories from the everyday struggle of living without a stable home to … Continue reading

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Why Membership Matters to Joe Finn

As the president and executive director of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance and a member of the Board of Directors at NCH, Joe Finn strongly believes in the power of an individual’s story. Mr. Finn’s Membership Matters because he … Continue reading

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