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How 100,000 Homeless People Found A Place To Live; and SAVED Taxpayers $1.3 BILLION!

Via: Think Progress

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The 100,000 Homes Campaign was founded with a deliberately lofty goal: get 100,000 homeless people off the streets within four years.

What’s more, the organization wasn’t focused on homeless people who were most likely to get themselves off the street. Rather, 100,000 Homes worked with communities to target the people in the most dire need of help: those who were chronically homeless or who had severe medical conditions.

On Wednesday, just under four years after 100,000 Homes launched, the group surpassed its goal, helping communities secure housing for 101,628 homeless people as of press time. This figure includes 31,171 homeless veterans.

The announcement came at a press conference featuring former Army Private First Class Alvin Hill. Despite serving his country in the military, Hill fell on tough times and has endured homelessness for the past 20 years. In April, Hill became the 100,000th homeless person housed as A-SPAN, a local organization in Arlington, Virginia, helped secure him a permanent apartment.

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This isn’t simply a humanitarian achievement, but a financial one as well. Doing nothing about homelessness is extraordinarily expensive. As a result, 100,000 Homes estimates that the nationwide effort to house 100,000 homeless people will save taxpayers $1.3 billion annually.

100,000 Homes, a project of the Community Solutions non-profit organization, doesn’t house homeless people itself. Instead, its 13 staffers work with local community groups ranging from housing authorities to the Veterans Administration to improve the way they’re tackling homelessness. The campaign’s partners ranged from large metropolitan cities like New Orleans and Phoenix to smaller areas like Omaha and the state of West Virginia.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/06/11/3447114/100k-homes-homeless/

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June 12, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

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Vietnam – 58,209

Afghanistan – 2,299

Iraq – 4,488

TOTAL – 64,996 DEAD

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May 27, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Photo of the Day’ – Homless Veteran

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April 19, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

‘Photo of the Day’

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Please stop looking down on the homeless, because they could in fact be veterans; they should be treated with respect.

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April 12, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

WMD’s – Weapons of Mass Destruction

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The truth is the U.S. had, and used WMD’s.

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March 14, 2014 Posted by | President Bush | , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Photo of the Day’

HOMELESS VETERAN

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January 28, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Blake Farenthold (R-TX) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’ – that’s right, AGAIN!

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Via: BurntOrangeReport.com

A message for the retired veterans who were on the verge of losing their disability checks next month.

“I feel like my mandate when I was elected was to go reduce the size of government, lower taxes, and increase freedom, and freedom isn’t free, and sometimes you have to make a SMALL SACRIFICE to move forward with what you’re after,” Congressman Farenthold said.

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/14258/rep-farenthold-on-veterans-who-were-about-to-lose-disability-checks-you-have-to-make-sacrifices

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PHOTO: Congressman Farenthold on a ‘fact finding trip’ to a brothel; and yes, I bet he made a ‘very small sacrifice’.

Read more, HERE:

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/blake-farenthold-r-tx-gop-moron-of-the-day/

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October 21, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Veterans’ Unemployment Falls To Lowest Level In More Than Three Years

Via: Think Progress

Even as the national unemployment rate ticked up ever so slightly (0.037% – see below) in July, the unemployment rate for veterans fell to its lowest level in more than three years, dropping to 6.9 percent. That figure is the lowest monthly unemployment rate for all veterans since before President Obama took office.

The Obama administration has championed legislation aimed at reducing the unemployment for veterans, including the passage late last year of tax incentives to businesses that hire veterans and signing an executive order to help as many as 126,000 veterans receive certification and training necessary for various manufacturing jobs around the country.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 25,000 of the new jobs added in July were in the manufacturing sector.

Read more, HERE:

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/08/03/635371/veterans-unemployment-falls/

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Total Job Numbers for July:

– 163,000 new jobs

“July jobless rate not statistically significant. Unrounded was 8.254%, up from 8.217% in June.”

https://twitter.com/dismalscientist/status/231382842632978433

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RE-Elect Obama/BIden!

August 4, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Almost half of new vets seek disability

Via: AP

America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen.

A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. That is more than double the estimate of 21 percent who filed such claims after the Gulf War in the early 1990s, top government officials told The Associated Press.

What’s more, these new veterans are claiming eight to nine ailments on average, and the most recent ones over the last year are claiming 11 to 14. By comparison, Vietnam veterans are currently receiving compensation for fewer than four, on average, and those from World War II and Korea, just two.

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Read more, HERE:

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-impact-almost-half-vets-seek-disability-160656481.html

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May 28, 2012 Posted by | President Bush | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment