A new approach in Los Angeles may offer a solution to housing affordability nationwide. Abode Communities talks about their model and supporting residents during the COVID-19 crisis.
For Johnna Blocker, the future may have seemed bleak. Homeless with no prospects in sight, she and her children lived in a local shelter while she looked for an apartment she could afford to rent in the uber-expensive Los Angeles market. Then, one day, she won the “lottery” — an affordable housing drawing with 3,000 applicants for only 140 apartments. Eventually, she moved into Rolland Curtis Gardens, one of the state’s newer affordable housing complexes, and her life has never been the same.
Through Sands Cares, Las Vegas Sands is leading the way to bring positive change to the significant homelessness problem in Las Vegas. Working with various agencies and partners in the community, the company believes in playing an active role to bring new solutions and resources to address the issue. Las Vegas has the third largest unaccompanied homeless youth population, with more than 80% unsheltered, the highest rate in the nation and the sixth largest population of homeless individuals among major citi
As part of his pursuit of the Eagle Scout rank, Boy Scout Tim Maron led a two-year effort to build a tiny home for a homeless military veteran — a project realized with the help of Wells Fargo.
Step by step, teenager Tim Maron’s vision of home for a homeless military veteran has become reality in a resurgent, small-town neighborhood once infested with drugs and crime.
Today, that neighborhood is known for its clean streets and renovated homes, thanks to a local nonprofit, and most recently a modest tiny house project led by Maron, 17, a Boy Scout and budding young community leader in eastern Pennsylvania.
AEG Ogden’s Suncorp Stadium in Queensland is joining in the festive spirit this year by hosting lunch on Christmas Day in conjunction with Communify, a local Queensland organization helping deliver a diverse range of services in the community, and a number of corporate partners, to feed more than 100 disadvantaged, homeless and those living without relatives or living in emergency accommodation. The event will take place in Suncorp Stadium’s Paddington Room.
When the Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers Powered by Clean the World began operations, we wanted to provide immediate relief and resources to those in need as part of our commitment to combatting homelessness. The Fresh Start Mobile Showers travel across the Las Vegas Valley, working together with several homeless services providers, offering showers five days a week.
Mark Horvath, founder of Invisible People, explains why he believes a simple pair of white socks can make a dramatic difference in the lives of the estimated 3.5 million men, women and children that sleep in shelters, transitional housing and public places not meant for human habitation.
Every year approximately 3.5 million men, women and children experience homelessness – and more than a million of those living homeless are employed full- or part-time. Hanes is entering its ninth year of working to raise awareness of this issue and bring comfort to those who need it most by supporting agencies fighting homelessness in every state – and you can help.