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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Jared Brey

11 May 2021

Bakersfield, California, United States

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Bakersfield became the first California city to all but abolish a category of homelessness using the Built for Zero campaign's tactics of combining the use of data with a sustained, communal effort. From 2017 to 2020,...

Eugene Weekly

Mia Ryder-Marks

29 April 2021

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Built for Zero is a data-driven approach to ending homelessness with a proven track record of success. The strategy is scalable and takes into account variables within different communities. It aims to bring homelessn...

Capital Current

Tobin Ng

27 April 2021

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

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Temporary modular housing is alleviating homelessness in Richmond, Canada. Stacked units are quicker and cheaper to construct and the temporary housing comes with wraparound services such as meals, support groups, and...

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Jared Brey

20 April 2021

United States

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Housing vouchers have proven to be the most effective intervention to address housing instability in America. The vouchers provide a subsidy that covers the difference between rent and what families can afford to pay....

WCNC-TV

Lexi Wilson

9 April 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Charlotte's rapid growth has put affordable housing out of reach to many residents. So the Home Again Foundation, a nonprofit, got into the homebuilding game. It constructed eight affordable housing units on land that...

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Mona Dougani

26 March 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver's Beloved Community Village is a development of 20 "tiny houses," affordable single-family homes that have helped residents obtain stable housing at rates that allow them to get ahead financially. Charlotte wou...

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Gregory Scruggs

25 March 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A “small efficiency dwelling unit” in Seattle has been sold to a nonprofit that serves people experiencing homelessness. The development was initially meant for renters but rental vacancies caused by the pandemic prom...

WCNC-TV

Lexi Wilson

25 March 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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The Lotus campaign helps people experiencing homelessness by paying landlords upfront and, in return, landlords eliminate security deposits, credit checks, and employment records. At the cost of about $800 a year to h...

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Christopher Weber

11 March 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A community of 39 tiny homes has been built in Los Angeles, California, providing people experiencing homelessness with a safe and private place to live. Chandler Street Village provides three meals and wraparound ser...

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