Tag Archive: Housing Programs

Sober, clean, and no longer homeless

Coalition for the Homeless celebrated another First Steps Transitional Housing Program graduation last night! Roger, a client we introduced to you back in January, stood alongside four other graduates. We are so excited… Continue reading

The State of Homelessness in America 2012

The National Alliance to End Homelessness recently released their second of The State of Homelessness in America series. The report uses the most recently available national data to examine homelessness between 2009 and… Continue reading

Double your gift – there’s still time!

Several weeks ago, Coalition for the Homeless told our readers we had received $30,000 from First Baptist Church of Orlando’s Love Orlando initiative.  They challenged us to match their gift, doubling everyone’s donation… Continue reading

A newfound life

We are always gratified when Coalition for the Homeless helps dramatically change a life for the better. Arethus shared his story of hope, determination and a newfound life at our Empty Bowls Symbolic… Continue reading

Rental housing still “out of reach” for many

  On May 2, the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released Out of Reach 2011, its annual analysis of the cost of rental housing in the United States.  We are always interested to… Continue reading

HUD reports “worst case housing needs” jump more than 20 percent

The impact of our struggling economy on the housing market isn’t a surprise to anyone. The evidence of this can be seen from the abundance of foreclosure signs filling our neighbors’ front yards. … Continue reading

Preventing homelessness – a research experiment

“Prevention is key.” That is the claim made by many doctors when researching a variety of diseases. Although being homeless is definitely not a disease, prevention is still an important strategy when working… Continue reading

Community housing for the homeless

In our last blog post, we shared with you that one of the primary contributing factors to homelessness is lack of affordable housing. With that fact in mind, the Coalition has established two… Continue reading

Welcome Home

We all have memories of moving into a new apartment or home – the excitement of unpacking our belongings, arranging furniture and selecting new decorations.  For clients of the Coalition for the Homeless’… Continue reading