January 11, 2013

Everyone Counts!

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HUD and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper are joining forces to “Make Everyone Count,” a national campaign to support local one-night counts of homeless persons and families.  Cyndi Lauper and the True Colors Fund’s Forty to None Project produced a national public service announcement to encourage viewers to contribute their time to gather […]

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December 17, 2012

Housing our most vulnerable homeless population

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Homelessness affects thousands of people across our Nation.  Many may think that homelessness is impossible to solve.  Not true.  As long as we come together as a country and combine federal resources with those at the local level, ending homelessness IS within our reach. The 100K Homes Campaign is a grassroots movement bringing communities together […]

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December 10, 2012

HUD’s 2012 Point-in-Time Estimates of Homelessness

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On a single night in January 2012, cities across the country walked through their communities to do a one-night count of their homeless population who live in shelters and on the streets.  This annual point-in-time count aims to measure homelessness over the course of one night every January. Today, HUD reports the results of the […]

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November 9, 2012

HUD, VA and Partners Help Delaware Vet Move From Homelessness to Homebuyer

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Our guest blogger today is Maria Bynum, Deleware Field Office Director, HUD As we celebrate the Nation’s veterans, Delaware veteran Ellis Thompson shares his journey from being homeless to purchasing his own home.  At 59, Thompson stands tall and proud of his success and grateful for the opportunity to inspire other vets on the street […]

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October 16, 2012

Open your eyes to homelessness

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They say homelessness is invisible, largely because most folks choose not to see it.  I recall that old Roy Orbison ballad “Pretty Paper,” which tells the story of busy holiday shoppers consumed with their own lives, blind to the homeless man on the sidewalk right in front of them.  Today, in the pages of the […]

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