Broward’s cities need to rethink laws aimed at homeless people’s behavior and focus on helping them rather than sending them to jail, commissioners said Tuesday.
Arresting people for loitering, panhandling or sleeping on public property isn’t helping the county’s homeless, they said.
Commissioners want the focus to be on housing the homeless and getting them the mental health and social services they need to keep them off the streets.
Newly introduced bill would classify homelessness as a medical condition, as research suggests healthcare spending falls when people have been housed.
A groundbreaking new proposal in Hawaii; Instead of prescribing medication to homeless patients, what if doctors could prescribe something else that might ameliorate their health problems more effectively? The prescription would be housing.
In North America, nearly one-fifth of homeless youth are victims of human trafficking. The trafficking of young adults isn’t only a problem in developing nations. Of 911 homeless young adults interviewed between February 2014 and March 2017, about 20 percent reported being trafficked for sex, labor or both. The majority, 15 percent, were trafficked for sex, 7.4 percent were trafficked for labor, and 3 percent were trafficked for both.Read More
Broward numbers need to improve, official says Original Article: http://eedition.sun-sentinel.com/Olive/ODN/FloridaSunSentinel/shared/ShowArticle.aspx?doc=FSS%2F2017%2F02%2F20&entity=Ar01906&sk=24DF3BFA By Larry Barszewski Staff writer The odds were daunting and the challenge stiff. Broward County in 2014 joined a national campaign to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2016. But to nobody’s surprise, that didn’t happen. That doesn’t mean it failed, advocates say. “We probably…Read More
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) today donated a $15,000 VeteranWINSSM Grant to Broward Housing Solutions® (BHS®) in support of the nonprofit organization’s repair of the ‘Home for the Brave, amour-unit apartment complex located at 1860 Southeast 4th Street in Pompano Beach, Florida. The grant is part of $100,000 in grants awarded across six nonprofits through…Read More
The Wells Fargo Foundation awarded Broward Housing Solutions® $15,000 through its Veterans Win grant. These generous funds will be used for structural repairs to its four-plex property in Pompano Beach called Home for the Brave. Established on November 11, 2016, BHS®’ Home for the Brave program provides affordable, permanent housing to veterans diagnosed with PTSD…Read More
Broward Housing Solutions is grateful to the Francis A. and Adeline M. Sines Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Broward for your generous gift to help further continuing BHS®’ mission of providing quality, safe and permanent housing of lower income person who are disabled and have a mental illness. Without…Read More
Commissioner Julie Carson of Wilton Manors wrote in the city’s Town Crier newsletter about how organizations such as BHS® both benefit the community by providing affordable housing to those who need it most and by saving taxpayers money as well. Local non-profits like Broward Housing Solutions® provide quality, permanent affordable housing opportunities to meet the…Read More
Living on a fixed and low income presents challenges which affect our residents, especially during the holidays. This season, please consider helping our resident families with a meal? A delicious Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings for a family of four is only $25. Team BHS® is asking you to please donate so that…Read More
Did you know that when someone becomes a resident within Broward Housing Solutions®’ community they often come from a shelter or the streets, with just a few belongings? Basic necessities that we take for granted like toiletries are often a luxury. Thankfully, this will no longer be an issue thanks to European Wax Center in…Read More