Report: Vets Stay Homeless Longer than Civilians

Thursday, November 10, 2011


WASHINGTON — Homeless veterans spend more time on the street than their civilian counterparts and are more likely to develop serious mental health illnesses or physical problems as a result, according to new research.

The 100,000 Homes Campaign released its study of more than 23,000 homeless citizens on Tuesday, the same day a new Pew Research Center report showed dissatisfaction among wounded troops with their post-military care. More than half said the government does not provide enough assistance.

Brownsville Residents Push for Neighborhood's First Bike Lanes

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Brownsville wants safer streets for biking.

Currently there isn’t a single bike lane inside this eastern Brooklyn neighborhood, though two bike lanes run along the edges of Brownsville on East New York Avenue and Rockaway Parkway. Neighborhood activists, including the business community, senior citizens and public health advocates, are now organizing to convince the city to install both north-south and east-west routes through the area.

In Hartford, a model for sustainable housing

Monday, November 7, 2011

At the corner of Asylum and High streets, on the western edge of downtown Hartford, an 83-year-old building was rescued, renovated and filled with tenants. Now, some say, it represents Hartford's most promising way forward in sustainable housing.

Submitted by Rosanne Haggerty on

Homelessness disproportionately emerges from the poorest neighborhoods in our nation, and that reality begs a question that goes to the heart of ending homelessness: why not go to the places where there is greatest instability and keep vulnerable people from becoming homeless in the first place? That question may seem simple, but -- based on over 20 years' work with the homeless -- it's crucial to the goal of ending, rather than just addressing, homelessness.

Submitted by Jake Maguire on

From 2003-2007, Becky Kanis led the successful effort that reduced street homelessness in Times Square by 87%. Now, she's taking what she learned to communities across the country as Director of our 100,000 Homes Campaign. In a candid Q+A, she opens up about her values, her military background, and the reason she's passionate about ending homelessness.

Q. What is the 100,000 Homes Campaign?

Compassion That Works

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FOR MORE THAN 10 years, Carmen lived on the streets around Omaha, Nebraska. Suffering from cancer and partly cut off from her family, she was a stark example of the chronically homeless people who exist all across the United States.