Cuts to homelessness services are unacceptable at a time when so many in our state are struggling to leave homelessness behind or to keep a roof over their head.
The program provides veterans and military families opportunities for volunteering, leadership and employment, Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity, wrote in a HuffPost blog.
Following a bout with a physical injury that left him in what he called a “rough” emotional and financial state, Pellegrene was inspired by his experience to start a project to to help homeless people in his Logan Square neighborhood.
Sequestration can seem a little vague, abstract, difficult to wrap your head around.
But here’s what it means when it comes to housing: up to 140,000 fewer low-income families receiving housing vouchers, more children exposed to lead paint, higher rent for people who can’t afford it and a rise in homelessness.
“Hospitals have new financial imperatives and incentives under the Affordable Care Act to reduce readmissions and to link with outpatient services to manage chronic diseases,” he said.
Since Covenant House offers shelter and care to more than 3,000 youth in New York City each year, it is possible that we work with as many as 700 youth annually who have experienced trafficking or survival sex.
We learned that more than 40 percent of the young people in the study were over 18 when they first traded sex for something of value like food and shelter, either through trafficking or survival sex.