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It’s never too late…

By |May 11th, 2017|

Monday, May 8, 2017 was the night that will mark the beginning of my future, as I graduated from Wake Technical Community College. Not only was this my graduation night, but this event would also, mark the first time, I have ever finished something, I started.

I had always wanted an upper level education but never […]

Homelessness doesn’t have to be the end !

By |May 6th, 2017|

After having lived in the bowels of homelessness for almost 20 years, I have finally achieved a goal I have wanted for quite some time…I am graduating from college Monday, May 8th 2017 at the Raleigh Convention and Civic Center.

Most people would probably never comprehend the powerful significance this moment means to me, especially after […]

Homelessness in the US: Sleep Study and Accommodation Directory

By |May 4th, 2017|

It’s difficult to sleep if you don’t have a home. It’s especially difficult to sleep deeply when you have no way to secure your personal belongings and you’re worried about your personal safety. Sleep deprivation for even just a night or two can vastly affect your productivity and mental processing. Imagine what sleeping for varying […]

Infuriating Video Shows Meek Mill Making Homeless Man Do Pushups For $20

By |February 28th, 2017|

(A reprint from The Huffington Post written by Carla Herriera)

 

Meek Mill disappointed a lot of fans on Friday night when he used Instagram’s Stories feature to post a series of videos showing a homeless man asking for some change.

The video never actually shows the Philadelphia rapper, who reportedly has an estimated net worth of $3 […]

Pokemon Go meetup to provide shoes for homeless in Raleigh

By |August 16th, 2016|

Reprint from Ken Smith of WRAL NEWS…

RALEIGH, N.C. — Pokemon Go is luring players by the dozens to Raleigh’s Nash Square on a nightly basis. A Triangle area nonprofit is now using the virtual craze to solve a real life problem.

Stefan Youngblood runs the nonprofit, “When Grace Happens,” which works with the homeless community in […]

Formerly Homeless Student Graduates College While Caring for Brothers

By |May 26th, 2016|

( Reprint of ABC News)

Many people talk about beating the odds, but one awe-inspiring young woman from the Bronx has truly proven what it really means to come out on top with the weight of the world on one’s shoulders.

The road toward graduating cum laude on Tuesday with a bachelor’s degree in English and a […]

Criminalizing Homelessness Can Now Cost Cities Federal Money

By |May 23rd, 2016|

After arguing last month that local ordinances criminalizing people for being homeless are unconstitutional, the Obama administration will now tie federal funding to whether municipalities are cracking down on criminalization measures.

Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives out $1.9 billion in grants to local Continuums of Care, public-private partnerships that tackle […]

Grocery Store on wheels brings food to low-income areas

By |May 22nd, 2016|

Written by Megha Cherian

 

A retired city bus in St. Louis, Missouri is turning into a mobile farmers market to sell groceries to the city’s food insecure.

Known as the St. Louis MetroMarket, this mobile farmers market aims to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods that don’t have grocery stores, often known as food deserts. […]

After 20 years, Recovery Hotel still takes addicts off the street and transforms their lives

By |May 18th, 2016|

(Reprint from WCPO 9 Cincinnati)

Scott Wegener 

CINCINNATI – It wasn’t popular when it opened 20 years ago, but a stable haven for homeless addicts had residents and supporters celebrating Friday.

The Recovery Hotel has been a lifeline for addicts like Robert Malone. Crack cost him everything he held dear.

“I lost contact with family members, with my kids, […]

Raleigh eyes property tax hike to pay for Dix Park, more housing

By |May 18th, 2016|

(Reprint from the News & Observer)

 
City Manager Ruffin Hall proposes effective rate increase of 2 cents per $100 in value

One cent for Dix Park, the other for 125 more affordable housing units

Average homeowner would pay an extra $95.16 a year

With a backdrop of downtown Raleigh, Clara McDonnell, left, and Katelyn Applegate, walk through the future […]