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Brownsville to Become Site of First Technology Hub in Public Housing Campus

Friday, August 4, 2017
Check out these photos which provide an exciting preview of The Campus, the country’s first technology and wellness hub at a public housing site.
The project, which will be housed across three Brownsville locations– the Howard Houses Community Center, P.S. 298, Brownsville Collaborative Middle School (BCMS), Brownsville Partnership and the Brooklyn Public Library Brownsville Branch– is an effort led by State Senator Jesse Hamilton, in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Assemblywoman Latrice Walker.

Homelessness is a Bad Design

Monday, April 11, 2016
The CEO of Community Solutions, a nonprofit that combats homelessness, on designing a system that actually puts roofs over people’s heads.
Homelessness is what happens when people fall through the cracks of different systems, so if we’re to put an end to it, we need to create integrated teams—the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the mayor’s office, the nonprofits, the housing authority.

Community Solutions: Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Skilled Volunteering

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Multi-generational poverty is a chronic problem in many U.S. cities these days. Studies show that children who are born into poverty due to unemployment, low wages, illness or other factors are often likely to repeat that cycle throughout their lives.
It’s not as if these people fail to recognize the credos that fostered the American work ethic: effort, elbow grease and ingenuity, researchers say.

Bergen County Pushes to End Homelessness Among Veterans

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
They call Vincent Weston "Sarge" at the Bergen County Housing, Health and Human Services Center, though the homeless Army veteran was actually a private when he served in the early 80s.
"I'm just a bossy person," he said.
The center will soon have to promote someone else.

A Way Home for Tulsa Surpasses Goal of Housing 290 Homeless Veterans

Friday, January 22, 2016
A collaboration of 23 area agencies working to house and provide support services to those in need surpassed its goal of housing 290 homeless veterans last year.
Working as A Way Home for Tulsa, the agencies spearheaded Zero:2016 Tulsa, part of a national effort to end veteran and chronic homelessness.
The collaboration was able to house 298 veterans and 78 chronically homeless.

Connecticut Ends Chronic Veteran Homelessness, Reaching ‘Functional Zero,’ Advocates Say

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Following an eight-year stint with the U.S. Air Force in Southeast Asia in the 1970s, John Watts was a computer technician for the federal government for 16 years.
Now, at 68, Watts visits the Veterans Affairs Errera Community Center in West Haven every day, a place he calls his “lifeline.”
“This is where I received care, understanding and appreciation of me and my problems,” Watts said, and proudly added he has been sober for close to nine years.
Homeless Man in South Arlington

Arlington Reaches ‘Functional Zero’ for Veteran Homelessness in 2015

Friday, January 15, 2016
Officials report Arlington County has “achieved functional zero” one year after pledging to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.
“This is a tremendous milestone for our community,” County Board Chair Libby Garvey said in a statement. “Committing to end veteran homelessness in 2015 and chronic homelessness in 2016 was a lot to bite off. But if any community could do it, we were confident it would be us.