Author: Marcy Thompson

Advocating for Person-Centered Responses to Homelessness

Using punitive measures to respond to homelessness, such as arresting and/or fining people who sleep outside, is not a new approach. However, laws that punish those who have no other place to go have steadily increased in recent years at […]

Potential Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know

Once again Congress is heading toward a potential government shutdown. Congress is currently confronting a pair of shutdown deadlines – on March 1 and March 8 – after lawmakers passed a short-term funding bill in January. With these deadlines looming for Congress to […]

Why the Housing PLUS Act is a Threat to Housing First

While homeless service providers may know the value of Housing First, Congressional lawmakers must also understand the critical role that Housing First plays in getting people experiencing homelessness back into housing. Communicating the importance of Housing First will be especially […]

The Truth About Housing First

Rather than taking on the severe affordable housing crisis that is driving homelessness, housing insecurity, and rent burdens in communities all over the country, politicians, media pundits and others have seized this opportunity to blame Housing First as a failed […]

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