Tag Archives: Michael Stoops

The Controversial “Safety Net” (1981 to 2012)

Over the past several decades, the usage and connotation of the term ‘safety net’ has changed, but the need has only increased. The ‘safety net’ encompasses various programs, such as Medicaid for children and families, Medicare for the elderly, Food … Continue reading

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Why Do California Governors Keep Vetoing Homeless Hate Crime Bills?

You would think that in a progressive state like California there wouldn’t be three different Governors (two Republicans and one Democrat) who have vetoed homeless hate crimes legislation.  But such is the case.  Disproving that the third try is a … Continue reading

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NCH Headquarters Resembles a Portrait Art Gallery with a Homelessness Theme

Over the years, NCH has had many homeless-related artwork either loaned or donated to us.   If you come visit us at our office located in the Church of the Pilgrims here in Washington, DC, you will find the following exhibits … Continue reading

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“Voluntary Hunger in Protest of Involuntary Hunger”

By: Brian Stone Today, it seems as though there is normalized acceptance of a segment of our population not having enough food or shelter. The proof is last week’s budget cuts which will push those without food, homes and medical … Continue reading

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Get Out the Homeless Vote in 2010

by Michael Stoops In the early 1980’s there were successful lawsuits on the right of homeless people to vote in New York City, Philadelphia, Santa Barbara and Washington, DC. Many groups worked successfully in getting the National Voter Registration Act … Continue reading

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