Teri Kinne’s backpack is not the first thing you notice about her as she patrols in the subzero cold, searching for homeless people in need of shelter from the dangerous weather. Yet it tells the story of why the Ramsey County sheriff’s deputy signs up for these shifts. She has a soft spot for the homeless and she’s been looking for her brother, who is mentally ill and living outdoors. She prepared the gray backpack for her brother after she finally spotted him — after not seeing him for nearly 10 years — two weekends ago at the overflow emergency shelter at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center. The backpack is stuffed full. There is a hat, gloves, socks, vitamins, bottled water, homemade cookies and a note that reads: “John – Always remember you have a family who loves you!!” Kinne didn’t find her 53-year-old brother again during her most recent shift outside, but she’s not giving up. The Ramsey County sheriff’s … [Read more...] about Sheltering the homeless from the cold is personal for this deputy. She’s looking for her brother.
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The realtor.com data team calculated home appreciation to discover which housing markets in the country have been robust enough to miss out on the slowdown. Lance Lambert, provided by Published 5:00 am CST, Monday, January 28, 2019 Click ahead to see which 10 cities in the nation hold the strongest housing markets, according to realtor.com. Click ahead to see which 10 cities in the nation hold the strongest housing markets, according to realtor.com. Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Photo: IStock; Realtor.com Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 Click ahead to see which 10 cities in the nation hold the strongest housing markets, according to realtor.com. Click ahead to see which 10 cities in the nation hold the strongest housing markets, according to … [Read more...] about Central Texas city makes list of nation’s top housing markets unaffected by slowdown
PUBLISHED: 13:30 03 January 2019 Sam Volpe New Horizon Youth Centre supports vulnerable and homeless young people from King's Cross and the surrounding areas. Picture: ADot Archant A King’s Cross charity has called for homelessness intervention to happen earlier and for local authorities to be given more resources to tackle the issue. Marike Van Harskamp, from New Horizon Youth Centre, has also urged local and national government to recognise that statistics don’t give a full picture of the problem – because they don’t account for patterns of homelessness seen in young people.Marike heads up development for the charity which specialises in supporting at risk youths.She told the Ham&High: “We need to have much more early intervention. There’s quite a bit of work to be done.” She said tight resources for councils have made it difficult to for many people affected by homelessness to qualify for housing. … [Read more...] about New Horizon Youth Centre: More attention and more money needed to tackle homelessness, says King’s Cross charity
The city of Danville, Virginia sits in the bellybutton of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a hat-toss over the North Carolina border and about 85 miles northwest of Raleigh. It’s low hill country and Danville straddles the frothy, chocolate-milk waters of the Dan River. Downtown, once a booming trade district, today is a decomposed industrial husk, a tidy cluster of silent rectangles ensnared by broad, ghostly thoroughfares built for a time in the not-so-distant past when people and goods poured in and out of town. Those days are gone, perhaps never to return.The story of Danville is one echoed in countless communities across the country, a gutted middle class left for dead in the wake of sweeping international trade deals in Washington, applauded by liberal economists and a lockstep media portraying such policies as inevitable, ultimately good, and a win for the American consumer–a narrative usually coupled with condescending and disdainful attitudes toward displaced workers for … [Read more...] about Chadwick Moore — Left for Dead in Danville: How Globalism Is Killing Working Class America
By Mike Gatto | June 14, 2018 at 6:45 am Many naive policymakers discuss homelessness in purely economic terms, perpetrating a distracting myth. Sure, people become homeless for diverse reasons. One might be a LGBT youth, kicked out by parents. Another might be a spouse fleeing an abusive relationship. Those are prime candidates for conventional outreach and solutions: Make them aware of shelters and house them temporarily. But unlike the individuals above, the coterie of able-bodied young men living under my freeway exit could certainly pool resources (including government-provided funds) and share a modest apartment in a down-market locale — which would be better than sleeping outside. Understanding why they don’t is key to understanding the issue. So is historical perspective. Some believe “funding emergency shelters and transitional housing for homeless families and individuals and providing new rental housing for families and individuals with special … [Read more...] about Opinion: Why building more shelters won’t solve homelessness