January 19, 2012

A Call to Volunteer – A Call to Service

Just last month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released the results from the 2011 Point-in-Time (PIT) survey, a national estimate of the number of homeless individuals living in our shelters and, sadly, on our streets.  The report showed a remarkable 12 percent drop in the number of homeless veterans and a reduction […]

January 18, 2012

City Sells First Neighborhood Stabilization Program Home

Three years ago, the City of Elgin, Illinois was awarded $2.16 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Funds to buy, renovate and sell properties in distressed housing markets.  Today, the City sold one of its first properties to a first-time home owner. Elizabeth Femal recently became a first-time home buyer, and the first person to purchase one […]


Homelessness on decline in Carroll County, Maryland

According to the 2011 Point-in-Time count, homelessness in Carroll County, Maryland was 179 compared to 211 in 2010.  This is a 15 percent reduction.  Their commitment to the Opening Doors plan and permanent supportive housing have been key to the decline in homelessness. Though the homeless population in Maryland and Carroll County declined between 2010 […]

January 12, 2012

Ending Homelessness in Our Time: Why Smart Government Is Key

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President Obama has vowed not only to reduce homelessness but to end it once and for all.  In article featured on Public Manager.org, Secretary Donovan talks about what the Administration has done so far to reduce homelessness and what lies ahead. In the current political climate, the debate over government’s role has often been about […]


Homelessness on the decline in NJ

Earlier this week, Region 2 Administrator Adolfo Carrion was featured as a guest columnist for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey where he discussed homelessness and what the Administration is doing to end it once and for all. During the early 1980s, when many families lost their homes and jobs, state and local governments were forced […]