Tag Archives: History

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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In Memory of Roosevelt Darby Jr.

It is with great sadness that we again mourn the loss of a great advocate for people experiencing homelessness, and a great friend of the National Coalition for the Homeless.  Roosevelt Darby spent 20 years working to end homelessness, serving … Continue reading

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Crisis Hidden in Plain View

Homelessness is quickly becoming America’s “forgotten tragedy”. Crisis Hidden in Plain View is a campaign to encourage outreach and engagement to families and individuals who are homeless or at-risk of becoming un-housed. Continue reading

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What Would Mitch Snyder Say and Do Today?

Twenty years ago, the movement to end homelessness lost its most charismatic leader, Mitch Snyder. Snyder and Robert Hayes, NCH’s founder, are considered to be the two leading national homeless advocates in the 1980’s. If Mitch were still alive today, … Continue reading

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A Young Advocate’s Perspective: Mitch Snyder

On a late September day in 2009, I trekked from the NCH offices to make visit to the White House and happened, instead, upon a collection of people and a sign that read “61st Day of Fast.” I didn’t know … Continue reading

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