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Category: Homelessness

New Years Eve 2021 – A Time for Celebration and Review!

Photo by Tabitha Mort from Pexels Today’s Buzz is brought to you by Marshall Curry, Program Manager for EPIC-N. You can find him on Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Reading:1-2-3 Magic: Gentle 3-Step Child & Toddler Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting by Thomas Phelan, PhD What I’m listening to: Foo Fighters, Modest Mouse, and other alt rock that gets me … Continued

The Many Benefits of Community Gardens

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Rebecca Cormier, ELGL member, govtech enthusiast, and environmental advocate. Connect on Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Reading: In This Together, How Republicans, Democrats, Capitalists, and Activists Are Uniting to Tackle Climate Change and More, by Trammell S. Crow and Bill Shireman What I’m Watching: The Americans-I have just started so … Continued

The Best Time To Build Housing

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m watching: Clips from “This Old House” on YouTube What I’m reading: Your Computer Is On Fire, about the death of techno-utopianism, and starting to uncover the biases built into computing structures What I’m listening to: Nirvana – Breed … classic & perfect for 30 years now.  As a suburban … Continued

Fort Lauderdale Reopened Community Court Services

This article was shared with us by Chris Leonard, Community Court Coordinator for the 17th Judicial Circuit Community Court in Fort Lauderdale. This program is an innovative approach to providing services to neighbors experiencing homelessness. With COVID-19 concerns, they have transitioned from in-person meet ups to an open-air facility where participants can interact with providers, … Continued

Rewind: How One Community Decreased Unsheltered Homelessness by 30% in Two Years

This webinar originally aired on July 29, 2020. In 2017 Marin County, CA had the seventh highest rate of per capita homelessness in the entire country. However, from 2017 to 2019, Marin reduced overall homelessness by 7%, chronic homelessness by 28%, and San Rafael, Marin’s largest city, witnessed a 30% reduction in unsheltered homelessness. Come … Continued

Hunger and Homelessness Happen, Together We Can Make It Better!

What I am watching: Manifest What I am reading: Crucial Confrontations What I am most thankful for: The community in Broomfield, Colorado.  In my free time, I serve as the Chair for the Board of Trustees for my local food bank.  In the last week, our community has been so amazingly generous with funds, and … Continued

Part 2: Employment & Homelessness

According to the 2017 Homeless Point-in-Time Count, of the 1,100 people experiencing homelessness in Marin, only 15% were employed. Despite this low rate of employment, of the people who were unemployed, only 23% reported being unable to work. Therefore, there is a tremendous opportunity to help people experiencing homelessness in Marin reenter the workforce. To that … Continued

Part 1: Employment & Homelessness

According to the 2017 Homeless Point-in-Time Count, of the 1,100 people experiencing homelessness in Marin, only 15% were employed.  Despite this very low rate of employment, of the people who were unemployed, only 23% reported being unable to work.  Therefore, there is a tremendous opportunity to help people experiencing homelessness in Marin reenter the workforce. … Continued

Step 3 to Ending Chronic Homelessness

This is the sixth post in a series about homelessness from San Rafael’s Director of Homeless Planning & Outreach, Andrew Hening. In each post, Andrew will discuss the root causes, overarching strategies and tactics for addressing homelessness in your community.  Over the past year the County of Marin, local service providers, and the City of … Continued

Step 2 to Ending Chronic Homelessness

This is the fifth post in a new blog series about homelessness (and the second in a three-part series about how to solve chronic homelessness) from San Rafael’s Director of Homeless Planning & Outreach, Andrew Hening. In each post, Andrew will discuss the root causes, overarching strategies and tactics for addressing homelessness in your community. Learn … Continued

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