A Survey of Best Practices: Communities Making A Difference

Creator

TriSect, LLC

Date

2013 (November)

Type

Report

Description

Most People Aren’t Affected by Homelessness. Until You Are. Until you come home from a war and just can’t tackle the day-to-day responsibilities needed to provide shelter. Until an elder, without money or family, takes to the street. Until the homeless congregate near your business and discourage customers. Until a global economic recession leaves 13 million U.S. wage earners without jobs and 4 million families without homes. Until a friend of a friend or a family member, for whatever reasons, cannot find a safe place to sleep for the night. These are the stories of 10 American communities which faced the homeless challenge and found answers. The communities are as different as are the solutions. But there were some common themes.

We interviewed representatives from each of these communities and fully understand this is a summary of just some of the best community— building ideas in the country. But we believe in the power of asking successful folks who have struggled with how to end homelessness what they did and how they did it; it’s that simple.

This report is written under the guidance and at the request of
the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. The authors are the three founding partners of triSect LLC, a strategy firm focused on civic innovation. We have donated our time to explore what communities across the United States are doing to end homelessness.

28 pages.

Coverage

United States

Language

English

Format

PDF

Identifier

http://rethinkhomelessness.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/HOMELESS-PAPER-11-15-13.pdf

Collection

Citation

TriSect, LLC, “A Survey of Best Practices: Communities Making A Difference,” I4E: Housing4All Digital Library, accessed July 19, 2019, https://i4e.omeka.net/items/show/5.

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