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    fabulous work day in and day out so send us your story Email us at homeforgoodla unitedwayla org and you may be featured on the Home For Good blog or Facebook page Home For Good partners are organizations from various sectors of the community that have signed on to support the five year action plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness a joint initiative between United Way and the L A Area Chamber of Commerce Please visit our Get Involved page to learn more about our partners and to find out how you can help Addressing homelessness in Brazil Lessons learned from Home For Good June 28 2012 By admin Home for Good United Way Last year the International Visitors Center sent a delegation from Brazil to United Way of Greater Los Angeles Brazil has a large street population and the delegation was eager to learn about the innovative work that United Way is undertaking to address homelessness throughout Los Angeles County Needless to say the delegation spent a significant amount of time learning about Home For Good and the work that Home For Good Partners are spearheading to end chronic and veteran homelessness The delegation returned to Brazil shared what they learned and encouraged their colleagues to reach out to Home For Good and consider ways in which their work on homelessness could be modeled after the Home For Good Action Plan Last week Mario Sobrinho a Public Attorney from Sao Paulo Brazil met with United Way s Program Officer Alisa Orduña to discuss housing first and Home For Good s engagement with the Los Angeles Business Community In addition to explaining the 5 year Action Plan Alisa took Mario on a tour of Home For Good Partners in the Skid Row area Through visits with Lamp Community and Homeless Health Care Mario was able to learn about the Housing First model and the ways in which providers are using Harm Reduction to address the challenges of working with individuals that suffer from drug addiction fast cash stevens point wi Home For Good Partners should know that their work is not only inspiring people locally but also globally Mario will be taking what he learned about Home For Good back to Brazil with the hope of helping his country address homelessness more effectively Thank you to Alisa for helping spread the word about what we do and for showing that it is possible to house our homeless neighbors and create an efficient system to help those in need USICH Urges Councilmember to Reconsider Stance on Community Care Facilities Ordinance June 26 2012 By admin Advocacy CCFO Home for Good In 2007 Los Angeles City Council introduced a motion intended to eliminate sober living homes from residential areas While the ordinance was unsuccessful in 2007 Councilmember Mitchell Englander has since revived the proposed legislation now known as the Community Care Facilities Ordinance Although initially intended to specifically target sober living facilities in its current form the ordinance casts a much

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    you or clients your organization serves Please help us keep the community informed on any upcoming advocacy efforts by emailing us at homeforgoodla unitedwayla org Visit StopCCFO org for information on the ordinance and follow Home For Good on Facebook and Twitter for updates year further The HOMeS Act falls two votes short of passage June 07 2012 By admin Advocacy Home for Good Last week the HOMeS Act Senate Bill 1220 fell two votes short of passage in the full Senate with a final vote of 25 13 While this loss is a disappointment the number of votes is indicative of the great work that was done during the campaign This is the first time in several decades that a permanent source bill has made it to a floor vote In just a few short months community members and allies mobilized and changed perceptions and votes in the Capitol Housing California reports that More than 20 000 postcards were sent to legislators in support of the bill More than 400 support letters were sent through the Housing California website Hundreds more were faxed and even more sent through websites of other housing advocacy organizations throughout the state More than 100 people traveled to Sacramento and met with legislators on The HOMeS Act Lobby Day An additional 5 legislators signed on as bill co authors top quick payday loans Doug Shoemaker from Mercy Housing said It has taken 10 years to move the concept of creating a statewide affordable housing trust fund into actual legislation Therefore to have it voted on in full support by 100 of the Democrats is great progress We now have 12 months to strengthen our economic argument sway at least 2 Republicans during a non election year and build a broader based coalition We can do it This was phase one of what will ultimately be a successful campaign for a permanent source and the funding we need to bring more Californians home Congratulations Elise Buik Winner of the 2012 Tom McGuiness Community Leadership Award June 06 2012 By admin Home for Good News United Way UWGLA President and CEO Elise Buik was recently honored by Housing Works a trusted United Way partner striving to provide equal and fair access to housing and human services for low income individuals Named after the organization s founding board member Tom McGuiness the Community Leadership Award is reserved exclusively for those who have demonstrated an exemplary dedication to creating a healthy community which includes desirable and affordable housing options for all According to Housing Works Executive Director Mary Kirchen Buik s relationship centered approach to improving the quality of life in L A County parallels Tom s belief that only by sharing ideas pooling talent and leveraging resources can a community solve its intractable problems in an era of limited resources Elise is the catalyst much as Tom was in bringing together nonprofits private business and local government to promote the best possible experience of community for everyone

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  • Home for Good
    partners to help Los Angeles County end chronic and veteran homelessness We are happy to announce that our federal partners heard us and are moving forward in all 6 action areas This progress is the result of meaningful collaboration between local leaders and federal leadership at USICH the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD the U S Department of Health and Human Services HHS and the U S Department of Veterans Affairs VA Work being under taken under each of the action areas is as follows HUD is gathering information on best practices for Public Housing Authorities PHAs serving homeless populations to be published in Summer 2012 HUD has already published a report on implementing limited preferences for special populations entitled Project Basing HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers HUD is currently considering changes to the McKinney Vento funding formula Once published changes in regulations will be available for public comment HUD is promoting local partnerships and exploring the ways in which housing and service funding streams can be coordinated for permanent supportive housing HUD and the VA are providing PHAs with information on the process to convert VASH Vouchers to project based vouchers A general notice of project based voucher requirements Guidance on the Project Based Voucher Program was published to help clarify any confusion surrounding requirements Although HUD cannot issue VASH vouchers directly to local nonprofits the VA is allowed to contract for services The VA is currently putting together a report of best practices scheduled to be released in March 2012 HUD is spearheading a two part study of how PHAs serve the homeless population and is expected to release results in September 2012 USICH has also provided technical assistance through webinars including information on ending veteran homelessness and the role of Public Housing Agencies in addressing homelessness We thank would like to thank our federal partners for all of their support We are confident that our firm foundation of partnership will help us move forward to be even more successful in the second year of Home For Good Full Report Mercedes Márquez reflects on Home For Good and federal partnership March 05 2012 By admin Home for Good Partners This week the Business Leaders Task Force will be participating in the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce s Access DC trip During their trip Task Force members will be visiting the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD the U S Department of Veterans Affairs VA and our Congressional leaders in order to advocate for specific policy change related to homelessness and Home For Good In line with Access DC we are kicking off this week s blog with a guest post from Mercedes Márquez Assistant Secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development at the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD and one of our Home For Good Partners Ms Márquez is responsible for over 7 billion in assistance to America s communities directing programs that are

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    community governments and nonprofits Poverty and homelessness are too big for any one organization to fight I know we won t always get along But we MUST forget our differences and share our resources to help fight homelessness It s the only way Our homeless neighbors are dying If you are connected to an organization that has not signed up for Home For Good WAKE UP Let go of your egos and let s work as a united team to end homelessness in Los Angeles 4 Rumor has it that you initially refused to sign up for Twitter Can you explain the over 70K tweets on your personal account hardlynormal Explain hardlynormal You know not what you ask In 2003 I accepted a job in Ohio and drove by myself from Los Angeles to Ohio I said I would never drive cross country ever again I also said I would never twitter By 2007 I was living in St Louis and found myself unemployed I was interviewing for a job in Los Angeles My prospective new boss twittered and was twittering about the interview process so of course I looked and looked and looked I didn t want him to know I was looking so I used an old stage name from when I played drums for a living He ended up hiring me and I had to relocate back to LA Being a TV producer by trade I started a twitter experiment As I drove to Los Angeles I told the story to engage people and bring them vicariously for the ride To my shock it worked People started to email me where you going The light bulb started to glow and I saw the worth of twitter as a storytelling tool Good marketing is simply telling a good story When I started Invisible People I never ever said I m going to use social media because I used twitter because IT S FREE You can never say never Since 2003 when I first said I would not drive long distance I have completed three national road trips Last year I drove from Los Angeles to 24 cities in Canada and back Yes I said I would never Twitter and yes I was the first cause to ever speak at Twitter Inc Now I am in awe of how 140 characters can have such impact on a life There is something magical and serendipitous about twitter From finding beds when moving 3 homeless women into housing or raising the money to fly a homeless family back to their family in Atlanta twitter is my primary tool to fight homelessness For more information on Invisible People visit invisiblepeople tv 4 questions with this year s Home For Good Client Advocate Patrick Brehme March 28 2012 By admin Home for Good Partners At this year s Home For Good Summit Patrick Brehme from Housing Works received the Client Advocate Award Patrick was recognized for going above and beyond to advocate for the needs of clients Congrats Patrick Patrick Brehme accepts the Home For Good Client Advocate Award payday loan in phenix city al 1 What is your role at Housing Works I am a Caseworker at Housing Works a non profit organization that serves homeless individuals and families through a housing first model I actually hate the term caseworker It sounds too clinical I prefer to call myself an advocate or a partner 2 Why did you decide to get involved in the issue of homelessness I got involved in homelessness because I was homeless in the past I was able to overcome substance abuse and mental health issues and learned that bad advocacy and casework do not occupy a neutral space but can actually frustrate hope and determination What we do is important 3 Of all the clients you have worked with is there one story that stands out I m currently working with someone who has two degrees from Stanford but is so impacted by mental health problems that our main challenged is remembering to check for phone messages from me http homeforgoodla com cache instant cash loans pay back monthly html 4 If someone wrote a book about your life what would the title be The book title might be Please leave my potential out of this 4 questions with this year s Yes In My Back Yard Champion Skid Row Housing Trust March 26 2012 By admin Home for Good Partners This year Skid Row Housing Trust was recognized as Los Angeles County s Yes In My Back Yard YIMBY Champion As a YIMBY Champion the Trust is challenging stereotypes and championing solutions to homelessness among the general public Mark Horvath from Invisible People presents Skid Row Housing Trust with YIMBY Champion award 1 When was Skid Row Housing Trust founded and what is its mission The Trust was founded in 1989 to respond to a loss of affordable homes in the Skid Row community Our founders understood that a home was the critical foundation to get better and that our community would not make progress in addressing homelessness until we provided all members of our community with homes of their own 2 How is the Trust engaging the local community to assure support for permanent supportive housing in Downtown Los Angeles The Trust is engaging downtown community members in our work through regular tours community suppers sharing the personal stories of our residents providing exciting volunteer opportunities but most importantly by listening to the community We spend a lot of time getting to know our neighbors and learning their vision for the community This allows us to design permanent supportive housing developments that are in sync with our residents needs and our neighbors vision personal loans in phoenix az 3 What has been the community s response to the Trust s Skid Row Ambassador s Program and community suppers The response has been tremendous Our first two community suppers were sold out We had to turn

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  • $75M earmarked for L.A. County’s chronic homeless, Daily Breeze, March 14, 2012
    code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong SEND MESSAGE About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan was launched in December 2010 by the Business Leader s Task Force on Homelessness a partnership of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook News Home For Good 5 days ago Four powerful stories of formerly homeless Angelenos shared during the LA County Board of Supervisors vote last Tuesday on a comprehensive plan to help grow the number of permanent housing success stories like these See More See Less From hopelessness to hope four stories An up close view of the human toll that homelessness takes on individuals and families in Los Angeles County and the power of help to restore lives This video Home For Good 1 week ago Our friends at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting a conversation on Ending Homelessness in Los Angeles on Wednesday Feb 24th at 10 11 30 am And did we we mention that our very own Home For Good Director Chris Ko will be making

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    By admin In Home for Good News United Way cash america payday loans I decided to start painting seriously about five years ago when my father died I thought that if he could die then I had better start doing things I really wanted to do now at age 54 before I died I wanted to paint people who showed great depth of experience A sound solution for the homeless capital of the nation April 18 2012 By admin In Advocacy Business Leaders Task Force Home for Good The following was submitted to the Los Angeles Times on April 10 2012 in response to Ann M Simmons L A County gives some homeless convicts priority in housing and has yet to be published Dear Editors The change in regulations governing County support for homeless people on probation and parole seeking low income supportive housing does not L A County Board of Supervisors takes bold step to reduce chronic homelessness April 17 2012 By admin In Advocacy Home for Good Annie Lainer Marquit is a Staff Attorney at Public Counsel Law Center Section 8 housing choice vouchers are a critical tool to reduce chronic homelessness in Los Angeles They give people at greatest risk of homelessness two of the things they need most a ticket off the streets and services to help them stay off That s why 1 37 38 39 40 41 60 Popular Posts Huff Post Help Stop a Proposed Ordinance That Will Devastate Affordable Housing in Los Angeles May 07 2012 3166 comments Art For Good August 25 2014 3019 comments Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Popular Video Gallery Widget About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic and veteran homelessness in L A County by 2016 The plan

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    Stop a Proposed Ordinance That Will Devastate Affordable Housing in Los Angeles May 07 2012 By admin In Advocacy CCFO Home for Good In the News On May 2 2012 Mark Horvath from Invisible People wrote a blog about the proposed Community Care Facilities Ordinance The article was featured on the Huffington Post This is what Mark had to say I hate politics I do Politics always seem so complicated I like things simple Plus to me politics means lots of talk and Veterans Administration announces contracting out for Veteran Case Management May 03 2012 By admin In Home for Good Partners One of the strongest requests coming out of the Housing Placement Bootcamps was to activate the expertise of community providers by contracting out the case management and housing location processes associated with the HUD VASH Program There was also the likelihood that contracting services would reduce duplication and delays since providers were already assisting Veterans on Highlights from Home For Good s Quarter One Year Two Progress Report May 01 2012 By admin In Home for Good Progress Reports Quarterly Reports This week Home For Good released its first quarterly report for Year Two of the Action Plan Important progress is being made towards ending chronic and veteran homelessness by 2016 A couple of major highlights from the report include The Home For Good Funders Collaborative released its first Request for Proposals through the collaboration of 1 36 37 38 39 40 60 Popular Posts Huff Post Help Stop a Proposed Ordinance That Will Devastate Affordable Housing in Los Angeles May 07 2012 3166 comments Art For Good August 25 2014 3019 comments Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Popular Video Gallery Widget About H ome For Good is an Action Plan to end chronic

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