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KGNU Community Radio

Alexis Kenyon

30 November 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver’s “Housing First” program, Social Impact Bond, prioritizes getting people experiencing chronic homelessness housed over sobriety or work requirements. The program has housed 300 people since 2016, 99% of whom r...

Knox Pages

Grant Pepper

29 November 2021

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Year-round shelters for people experiencing homelessness are uncommon in north central Ohio, making Harmony House a vital resource for the community. The organization provides a place to sleep in addition to wraparoun...

LGBTQ Nation

Sam Manzella

10 November 2021

New York, New York, United States

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The Ali Forney Center is the largest of several organizations across the country serving LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness. It has seventeen sites and serves about 2,000 young people a year, nearly half of whom co...

Mountain Grown Community Radio (KVNF)

Laura Palmisano

7 October 2021

Montrose, Colorado, United States

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CASA serves children and families who have experienced abuse and neglect. The nonprofit owns an 8-unit residence for youth 18-24 who have aged out of the foster care system or are at risk for becoming homeless. The ho...

Monterey County Weekly

Pam Marino

1 October 2021

Salinas, California, United States

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Over 120 hotels and motels have been converted into affordable housing developments in California, housing 8,260 people who were previously experiencing homelessness. Known as Homekey, the state-funded program was ini...

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Simon Maybin

14 September 2021

United Kingdom

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To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Everyone In initiative offers housing to people experiencing homelessness. In the first few months of the program, the government paid for hotel rooms – which were empty due to the...

Prime Progress

Ekpali Saint

4 September 2021

Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

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In Nigeria's Oyo state, survivors of sexual abuse and gender-based violence can find emergency shelter and a host of services at Women Safe House. The stigmas attached to these crimes and the government's failure to e...

5280 - The Denver Magazine

Daliah Singer

1 September 2021

Wellington, Colorado, United States

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Harvest Farm is an experiential recovery program that helps men experiencing homelessness and struggling with substance abuse achieve sobriety and become self-sufficient with stable work and housing. The program is fr...

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Sarah Ravits

23 August 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Various initiatives in New Orleans have created affordable housing in New Orleans specifically for musicians and artists as a way to both provide housing and revitalize neighborhoods after the widespread damage from H...

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Tonya Jameson

20 August 2021

United States

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Several organizations across the country are providing housing options for members of the trans community. Wraparound services address addiction and mental health issues in Atlanta, a land trust in Memphis has led to ...

Los Angeles Times

Benjamin Oreskes

Genaro Molina

2 August 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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About 200 people camping out on Venice beach were given a place to stay through a ‘housing-first’ approach. Community groups and entrepreneurs along the boardwalk pushed the city government to clear up the beach to at...

Belt Magazine

Nina Misuraca Ignaczak

30 July 2021

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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After the 2008 economic recession hit, Carla Walker-Miller shifted her energy services business model to not only supply electrical equipment but also implement energy efficiency programs for communities of color in D...

WCNC-TV

Lana Harris

27 July 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Residents who have fallen behind on bills due to the pandemic can now receive emergency funds to cover rent, mortgage, and utility assistance. The city of Charlotte has provided $33.7 million of aid for 11,000 familie...

The Imprint

Elizabeth Amon

21 July 2021

Ferndale, Washington, United States

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The Lummi Tribal council created Sche'lang'en Village to provide a supportive community for Native families that have been torn apart by the foster system, drugs, or domestic violence. The more than 30 families accept...

Monterey County Weekly

Pam Marino

16 July 2021

Monterey County, California, United States

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Casa de Noche Buena is a homeless shelter that takes a housing-first approach to providing services, which means almost anyone can find help there. Along with a place to sleep, the shelter also provides wraparound ser...

Colorado Newsline

Moe Clark

16 July 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Providing permanent housing with a menu of health and social services saved the city of Denver millions of dollars and stabilized the lives of hundreds of people. A three-year controlled experiment provided various se...

Governing

Melissa Montalvo

11 July 2021

Fresno, California, United States

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Neglected motels are being renovated to shelter the unhoused population in Fresno. The state-funded initiative known as Project Homekey has invested in a run down neighborhood while providing housing, which was crucia...

Prime Progress

Richard Abam

6 July 2021

Lagos, Nigeria

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The Network for Inclusion of People with Special Needs (NIPSN) provides empowerment-based counseling, needs-specific rehabilitation, assistive equipment, and vocational training to people with disabilities. Residents ...

Jackson Hole Community Radio (KHOL)

Will Walkey

30 June 2021

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States

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5-15 Minutes

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A pilot program in Jackson Hole is trying to make home ownership affordable for the local workforce. The program provides help with the down payment by granting $150,000 to families that meet the requirements. The ini...

KDNK Community Radio

Kathleen Shannon

29 June 2021

Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado, United States

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Bridging Resources is a helpline launched by a group of nonprofits that connects residents to existing services. Bilingual operators field calls and connect callers to agencies that can provide food, rental assistance...

KNXV-TV

Melissa Blasius

24 June 2021

Arizona, United States

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The Central Arizona Shelter Services, with help from the City of Phoenix and federal CARES Act COVID relief money, contracted a local hotel to turn 100 rooms into a shelter for the growing number of seniors experienci...

Peterborough Currents

Will Pearson

15 June 2021

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

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Homeward Bound Peterborough helps single mothers overcome their most common causes of homelessness: limited access to housing, childcare, and education. Based on a program in Toronto that has helped hundreds, the Pete...

WRTV-TV

Stephanie Wade

9 June 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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With 2,300 people on a wait list for affordable housing, the city of Indianapolis pumped $3 million into a vouchers program for 2021 that has already housed 672 people. Some of the vouchers are set aside for military ...

Christian Science Monitor

Jingnan Peng

4 June 2021

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston used vouchers to help "doubled-up families" – those with school-age children sharing crowded apartments with other families – jump the line of people waiting for subsidized housing and get their own homes. Scho...

High Country News

Hanna Merzbach

3 June 2021

Oregon, United States

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Hotels and motels are being converted into free housing for people experiencing housing instability in Oregon. Project Turnkey is a state-funded initiative that buys potential housing units and puts local organization...

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