• UnitedWeStand

    “Providing help for homeless families is important. But what these families need is real help and not a handout. Consider the following objectives:

    1. Recognize that homelessness is a symptom of a larger problem. Of course we should provide shelter for families who need it. But by providing shelter we often mask the underlying problem – the need to develop the skills to become fully self-sufficient.

    2. Design programs that require those receiving public housing assistance to do the hard work necessary. Unless working toward self-sufficiency is a requirement of receiving the public assistance, it is found that the vast majority of residents will not volunteer to do the hard work necessary to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty that they find themselves stuck in.

    3. Help residents attain the goal of self-sufficiency. Simply telling residents that they are required to go to school or work in order to continue receiving their public housing assistance is a recipe for failure. The vast majority of residents, even those who make a sincere effort, will fail. Housing authorities need to provide the guidance and assistance necessary to go along with a resident’s hard work. With that help, they will succeed.”

  • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

    There are homeless and dont-want-home-ness. The biggest challenge are the ones who really like living in communes like these. Not going to be easy to change that mindset because those minds are set in their way.

  • Jacki Livingston

    Do you really think that those five people care? Do you think that Mike Ryan, the head of Social Services Agency, cares? I have emails from Ryan, when he was number two, and others buffering for the Gang o’Five, and they tell the truth. The truth is, these people are narcissistic sociopaths. They have no care for others, most especially not those who do not vote. Watch their meetings. They chit and chat about the same tired things, but they never actually DO anything. They never put themselves out on a limb for any cause. They are the same old/same old. They are failures in their primary duty, which is to spend taxpayer dollars wisely, and to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.