We have posted the Advocacy membership newsletter in the Member section of the website from March 31. You must login to the website to view the member section. It has stats, updates, upcoming events and what you can do to help homeless people.
We have posted new statistics from First Call for Help with comparison over the last few years. It shows a sizable increase in total calls to the helpline, but a decrease in calls regarding housing. We have posted a page just with First Call for Help stats and then a graph in our information blog. Thanks to Allison from BW for her help with these.
We have also posted the articles from Issue 55 of the Homeless Grapevine. This paper is very interesting in that it has the genesis of many problems that the City faced years in the future. This paper was published in 2002, and has an article about pretatory lenders targeting minority neighborhoods. This paper has a couple of stories about how the Salvation Army was not performing very well in running the big men's shelter. It has an editorial about the lack of oversight in the shelters and the incredible shortage of affordable housing in America. There is a look at hate crimes in America and a protest in Covington Kentucky.