Homelessness

Press release - EU must prioritise fight against youth unemployment, homelessness and poverty

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 12:04am

Rapporteur Jos Gusmo (GUE/NGL, PT) said: The report on the employment guidelines adopted today shows a complete reversal of the positions that have dominated the European institutions for many years.

Key Points: 
  • Rapporteur Jos Gusmo (GUE/NGL, PT) said: The report on the employment guidelines adopted today shows a complete reversal of the positions that have dominated the European institutions for many years.
  • The fight against youth unemployment, homelessness and poverty must be prioritised through a reinforced Youth Guarantee, a strong Child Guarantee for tackling child poverty and the Housing First approach, the text says.
  • Background

    The Employment Guidelines (Article 148 of the TFEU) present strategic objectives for national employment policies in the fields of employment, education and social inclusion.

  • The Guidelines serve as a basis for country-specific recommendations (part of the European Semester) in the different areas concerned.

Housing Rights Advocates Call on Billionaire Landlord Geoffrey Palmer to Stop Putting Profits Above People

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 3:30pm

Now more than ever, we need people to come together to help solve the issues that burden our neighbors and communities.

Key Points: 
  • Now more than ever, we need people to come together to help solve the issues that burden our neighbors and communities.
  • Lets call out predatory landlords like Palmer, who continue to fight against every effort to keep families in their homes.
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the parent non-profit of Housing Is A Human Right and Healthy Housing Foundation, has long addressed public health emergencies -- from the AIDS epidemic to the Ebola crisis to Californias homeless crisis.
  • AHF will do everything it can to help the vulnerable during this difficult time.

UnitedHealthcare Donates $1.3 Million to Nonprofits in New York

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 2:00pm

In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $12.3 million through Empowering Health grants across 21 states.

Key Points: 
  • In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $12.3 million through Empowering Health grants across 21 states.
  • Food Bank of Central New York in Syracuse $60,000 for emergency food boxes for people experiencing food insecurity in response to COVID-19.
  • Our support of these organizations in New York through this UnitedHealthcare Empowering Health commitment will help provide critical aid and resources to the communities in New York that need it the most.
  • This includes $1 million in contributions from the United Health Foundation to the Food Bank for New York City and Care for the Homeless in New York City announced in April.

UnitedHealthcare Donates Nearly $1.1 Million to Nonprofits in Florida

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 2:00pm

In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $12.3 million through Empowering Health grants across 21 states.

Key Points: 
  • In total, UnitedHealthcare is donating $12.3 million through Empowering Health grants across 21 states.
  • More than half of the Empowering Health grants will help organizations increase their capacity to fight COVID-19 and support impacted communities.
  • Our support of these organizations in Florida through this UnitedHealthcare Empowering Health commitment will help provide critical aid and resources to the communities in Florida that need it the most.
  • This includes $1 million in contributions from the United Health Foundation to Feeding Florida and the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida announced in April.

Vonage Contact Center helps Homeless Link handle 250% increase in calls during COVID-19

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 3:10pm

HOLMDEL, N.J., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (Nasdaq: VG), a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, today announced that Homeless Link hasbeen able to handle a 250 percent increase in calls while operating remotely, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Vonage Contact Center.

Key Points: 
  • HOLMDEL, N.J., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vonage (Nasdaq: VG), a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, today announced that Homeless Link hasbeen able to handle a 250 percent increase in calls while operating remotely, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Vonage Contact Center.
  • Homeless Link is the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England and Wales.
  • At the same time, our team needed to start working entirely from home," said Gareth Thomas, Senior Information Manager at Homeless Link.
  • "Without the Vonage Contact Center, we would not have been able to offer our phone service at all over the last few weeks."

Vonage Contact Center Helps Homeless Link Handle 250% Increase in Calls During COVID-19

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 8:00am

Vonage (Nasdaq: VG), a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, today announced that Homeless Link has been able to handle a 250 percent increase in calls while operating remotely, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Vonage Contact Center.

Key Points: 
  • Vonage (Nasdaq: VG), a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, today announced that Homeless Link has been able to handle a 250 percent increase in calls while operating remotely, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Vonage Contact Center.
  • Homeless Link is the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England and Wales.
  • At the same time, our team needed to start working entirely from home, said Gareth Thomas, Senior Information Manager at Homeless Link.
  • Without the Vonage Contact Center, we would not have been able to offer our phone service at all over the last few weeks.

Age UK, mental health and homelessness charities give evidence on coronavirus

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:04pm

Homelessness, mental health and addiction will be on the agenda when the Public Services Committee hears evidence on Wednesday 8 July from 3pm.

Key Points: 
  • Homelessness, mental health and addiction will be on the agenda when the Public Services Committee hears evidence on Wednesday 8 July from 3pm.
  • How should public services support individuals accommodated during lockdown to ensure that they do not return to the streets?
  • What effect did a lack of integration between health and social care have on the ability to care for people with complex needs during the pandemic?
  • During lockdown, have services developed new ways of supporting people with complex health and care needs?

Age UK, mental health and homelessness charities give evidence on coronavirus

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 1:03pm

Homelessness, mental health and addiction will be on the agenda when the Public Services Committee hears evidence on Wednesday 8 July from 3pm.

Key Points: 
  • Homelessness, mental health and addiction will be on the agenda when the Public Services Committee hears evidence on Wednesday 8 July from 3pm.
  • How should public services support individuals accommodated during lockdown to ensure that they do not return to the streets?
  • What effect did a lack of integration between health and social care have on the ability to care for people with complex needs during the pandemic?
  • During lockdown, have services developed new ways of supporting people with complex health and care needs?

2020 Census Begins In-Person Count of People Living in Group Quarters

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 10:25pm

The Census Bureau works directly with group quarters administrators in responding to the 2020 Census on behalf of residents to ensure a complete and accurate census count.

Key Points: 
  • The Census Bureau works directly with group quarters administrators in responding to the 2020 Census on behalf of residents to ensure a complete and accurate census count.
  • The 2020 Census offers several response options for people living in group living arrangements, including electronic response options where an administrator fills in data for each person who stayed at the facility on April 1, 2020.
  • The Census Bureau continues to coordinate with group quarters administrators to assist in counting people living in group quarter facilities, including contacting group quarters facilities between February 3 and March 6 as part of the Group Quarters Advance Contact Operation .
  • As part of the Group Quarters Operation, Census Bureau workers will also count people experiencing homelessness between September 22 and September 24 .

A Safe Haven Announces 2020 Inaugural Top Sponsors for Global Virtual Run/Walk to End Homelessness

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

CHICAGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A Safe Haven (ASH), an internationally acclaimed top Chicago-based 501 3 nonprofit dedicated to preventing, addressing and ending homelessness, is proud to announce the top Inaugural sponsors for first ever Global Virtual Run/Walk to End Homelessness.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- A Safe Haven (ASH), an internationally acclaimed top Chicago-based 501 3 nonprofit dedicated to preventing, addressing and ending homelessness, is proud to announce the top Inaugural sponsors for first ever Global Virtual Run/Walk to End Homelessness.
  • Today we are proud to be producing the first ever GLOBAL Virtual RUN/WALK To End Homelessness!"
  • All event proceeds will go to A Safe Haven Foundation, a 501 3 nonprofit and are tax deductible, in accordance with the law.
  • A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a holistic and scalable model.