[Hpn] NPR to Examine Housing and Homelessness; NAEH Online News Excerpts

Morgan W. Brown norsehorse@hotmail.com
Sat, 13 Jul 2002 13:03:14 -0400


Below are excerpts from the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) 
online newsletter concerning: NPR to examine housing and homelessness

Following those NAEH Newsletter excerpts are Web addresses for obtaining 
additional related information.

Morgan <norsehorse@hotmail.com>
Morgan W. Brown
Montpelier Vermont

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-------Forwarded NAEH Newsletter excerpts ~~~ FYI-------

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From: National Alliance to End Homelessness <naeh@naeh.org>
Subject: Alliance Online News
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 19:34:29 -0400

National Alliance to End Homelessness
Online Newsletter
July 12, 2002

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Contents:

NPR to Examine Housing and Homelessness Issues

2010 Plan Engages Citizens to End Homelessness in Philadelphia

Housing Bill Passes Full Committee

Mental Health Commission Announces New Website and Next Meeting

Upcoming Events

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NPR to Examine Housing and Homelessness Issues

Beginning July 16, National Public Radio will air a special five part
series of in-depth features on housing and homelessness issues on its
afternoon news program, All Things Considered.   The first feature,
entitled “Housing First,” will visit a model housing program in
Shreveport, LA and examine how affordable housing provides the critical
link for people recovering from substance abuse.

The series, which will air weekly on Tuesday afternoons through August
13, as well as further extended coverage of housing and homelessness
issues to follow, has been made possible through a grant by the Melville
Charitable Trust.  The trust, a Connecticut-based family foundation,
reports that the grant is part of its continuing effort to raise public
awareness of the scope and causes of the problem of homelessness in
American society.

“We believe that NPR is a direct channel to an important and influential
audience,” said Trust Chair Frank Melville. “Through its news and public
service programming NPR has demonstrated over the years that it has a
tremendous capacity to inform and motivate people who make a
difference.  Our hope is that this series will get them thinking about
confronting the issues of homelessness and affordable housing and doing
something about it in their own communities.”

Since its inception in 1990, the Melville Trust has become one of the
nation’s leading funders of programs and initiatives on homelessness and
has made almost 450 grants and program related investments totaling over
$34 million.  It actively collaborates with nonprofit organizations,
government agencies and individual and institutional funders with the
aim of building a society where every adult and child has a place to
call home.  The Trust supports program and housing initiatives that are
often cited as models of best practice.   It also funds educational,
research, and advocacy initiatives on the state and national level.

To find your local NPR station, go to http://www.npr.org/members

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The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nonpartisan, nonprofit
organization whose mission is to mobilize the nonprofit, public and
private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness.  Guiding
our work is the Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.  The Ten Year Plan
identifies our nation's current weaknesses in addressing the problem and
lays out practical steps that our nation can take to change our present
course and truly end homelessness within ten years.

No American should have to be homeless.

National Alliance to End Homelessness
1518 K Street NW, Suite 206
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 638-1526
naeh@naeh.org

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~~~fyi:

* National Public Radio (NPR):

http://www.npr.org


* All Things Considered:

http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/index.html


* Nationally concerning homelessness & housing:

** Who is Homeless?; NCH Fact Sheet #3;
Published by the National Coalition for the Homeless, February 1999:

http://www.nationalhomeless.org/who.html


** The McKinney Act; NCH Fact Sheet #18;
Published by the National Coalition for the Homeless, April 1999:

http://www.nationalhomeless.org/mckinneyfacts.html


** Poverty Versus Pathology: What's "Chronic" About Homelessness;
National Coalition for the Homeless, February 2002:

http://www.nationalhomeless.org/chronic/full.html


** What Will It Take To End Homelessness?;
by Martha R. Burt; September 2001:

http://www.urban.org/housing/homeless/end_homelessness.html

** NAEH: The Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness;
National Alliance to End Homelessness:

http://www.endhomelessness.org/pub/tenyear/index.htm


** Affordable Housing: Who Needs Affordable Housing?;
Community Planning & Development; HUD:

http://170.97.67.13/offices/cpd/affordablehousing/index.cfm

** National Housing Trust Fund Campaign:

http://www.nhtf.org


* Specific to Vermont:


** Vermont Public Radio (VPR):

http://www.vpr.net


** VPR Switchboard <http://www.vpr.net/vt_news/switchboard.shtml>
call-in program archives:

Thursday July 11 Affordable Housing in Vermont Listen Online 
<http://www.vpr.net/switchboard/switchboard_071102.wax>
Prices are up and construction is flat - these are two of the contributing 
factors to Vermont's affordable housing shortage. Steve Zind and his guests 
talk about what's created the problem and possible solutions.

-- [Note: The above archived broadcast was aired on VPR's Switchboard 
program on Thursday, July 11, 2002.]


** Vermont Housing Awareness Campaign:

http://www.housingawareness.org


** Housing and Wages in Vermont;
(Full report; 03/11/02; 599kb; PDF):

http://www.housingawareness.org/publications/housing-wages.pdf


** Between a Rock and a Hard Place:
Housing and Wages in Vermont;
(Summary; 03/11/02; 288kb; PDF):

http://www.housingawareness.org/publications/summary.pdf


** Vermont Homeless & Affordable Housing Group:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vthome

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Morgan <norsehorse@hotmail.com>
Morgan W. Brown
Montpelier Vermont USA



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