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Papers
  1. A Path Away from Homelessness (Shareable.net)
      "In Austin, Texas, a project to offer affordable housing to some 200 chronically homeless citizens is on the move. Community First! Village, which has been in the planning stages for nearly 10 years, is set to soon break ground on a 27-acre property sprinkled with tiny houses, mobile homes, teepees, refurbished RVs, a three-acre community garden, a chapel, a medical facility, a workshop, a bed and breakfast, and an Alamo Drafthouse outdoor movie theater." 11-13

  2. Colonias Information (HUD)
      Colonias are rural communities and neighborhoods located within 150 miles of the U.S.-Mexican border that lack adequate infrastructure and frequently also lack other basic services. 12-00

  3. Helping Programs for Families in Need in Oregon (OregonHelps.org)
      Provides assistance with Food Stamps, Oregon Health Plan, Employment Related Day Care (ERDC), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Federal Housing Assistance, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Federal Earned Income Tax Credit and Oregon's Earned Income Credit, Oregon's Working Family Tax Credit, Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), National School Lunch Program, Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program(WIC), and Emergency Food. Provides information in English, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese. 5-03

  4. Homeless Advocacy (Coalition for the Homeless)
      "Coalition for the Homeless is the nation's oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women, and children. We are dedicated to the principle that affordable housing, sufficient food, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education, and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized."

  5. Homeless Advocacy (National Coalition for the Homeless)
      "The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected."

  6. Homeless Guide (ParentDish.com)
      "No longer able to pay her rent, Karp says she attempted a short-term stay with her mother and stepfather, 'which really was a last resort, as there's a very toxic history there.' "

      "She writes of her family situation in her new book, 'The Girl's Guide to Homelessness,' (Harlequin) released today, and of how she soon found herself without a home." 04-11

  7. Homelessness in the USA (USA Today)
      "Months before Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck, volunteer searchers found 6,251 homeless people living in the coastal areas of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama. The search was part of an unprecedented count of the nation's homeless population that the federal government asked cities and counties to conduct."

      "That snapshot tally was 727,304 homeless people nationwide, meaning about one in 400 Americans were without a home, according to a USA TODAY survey of all 460 localities that reported results to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in June." 10-05

Projects
  1. Habitat for Humanity - Find a Local Project
      Provides very low cost housing for low income families. Volunteers, including the family itself, provide the labor of building the houses. The low income family is then provided an interest-free loan. As the family repays the loan, the funds go toward loans for others.

  2. Habitat for Humanity - Index
      Provides very low cost housing for low income families. Volunteers, including the family itself, provide the labor of building the houses. The low income family is then provided an interest-free loan. As the family repays the loan, the funds go toward loans for others.

  3. Helping the Homeless (54 Ways)
  4. Homeless Teens (StandUp for Kids)
      Provides opportunities for volunteering to help homeless teens. Listings are by state. 10-99

  5. Volunteering Opportunities for Kids (PBS - Zoom into Action)
      Provides opportunities for kids to volunteer to help animals, the hungry, the homeless, those who are ill, seniors, the environment, and more. May load slowly. 2-02

   
   


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