From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cumberland, MD declined at a rate of -1.88%MORE
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Millions of homeless people are suffering everyday day and it is our time as a community to stand up and help these people in hard times. In our communities today we can see the suffrage these men and women go through. Everyday I can walk downtown or drive by an intersection and see homeless people asking for help. Most of them ask for food or water or any spare cash you can give. The frequency of the problem continues to grow throughout the years of watching. Hopefully with this proposal we can help these people tremendously.
Western Maryland (Garret, Allegany, Washington, Frederick, and Carroll Counties) had a homeless population of 3,462 in 2016.
In 2016 Allegany county served 124 homeless people, Washinton county served 233 homeless people, Fredrick county served 349 homeless people and Carroll county served 136 homeless people
The executive director of a social service organization says the number of homeless people in Allegany County has more than doubled in a year.Courtney Thomas is with the Human Resources Development Commission. She tells The Cumberland Times-News (https://bit.ly/2ehfPCR) this week that the increase in homelessness is a symptom of the area’s increasing substance abuse issues.The official count of people living on the street in January indicated 35 people were without shelter in the county. Last year’s count was 16.
I believe homelessness in Cumberland, MD is a very big issue because their are so many homeless people out their that don't have any place to go, and food in their stomachs. No one deserves to be sleeping on the streets. Everyone should have somewhere to go at the end of the day regardless job or not.
As you can see we only have a small percentage graduating college. In this world you need a college degree to be successful. This could be an underlying casue that not to many people are looking at.
Peters, Laura - (December 18, 2018)https://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2018/12/18/new-apartments-ready-homeless-new-valley-program/2267370002/
An article that gives the outline bases of the success of the income based appartmnts. It shows how the community has reacted in helping provide funds for the apartments. It also explains how it is a non profit organization trying to give back and help the community.
Mitzel, Claire - (July 16, 2019)https://www.newsleader.com/story/news/2019/07/16/five-things-know-staunton-affordable-housing-consolidated-plan/1736753001/
An article that explains different ways Staunton has affordable housing. If we can take from the ideas of the article maybe it will help with so of the people that is losing there homes. Hopefully, we also can take the ideas and implement them into different communities to help people form losing there homes.
Gabe Cavallaro - (January 5, 2018)https://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2018/01/05/shelters-open-homeless-bitter-cold-grips-valley/1007250001/
An article that i find to be super important for people of the community. Many times on those cold nights its hard surviving on the street. So Staunton has opened up shelters at night for the homeless people that are without a place to stay so they can have a warm place to rest there heads.
Grant, Peter - (April 18, 2018)https://search-proquest-com.acm.idm.oclc.org/news/docview/2026313508/C99B55F690E24F24PQ/18?accountid=44891
A journal article that outline the successes of the low income housing. The article ties in well with our description of our income based homes. It shows actually how many people it helps. It also shows the amount of units of low income house they started with and it shows the number they have gotten throughout the years.
Karas, David - (October 1, 2016)https://search-proquest-com.acm.idm.oclc.org/news/docview/1826354634/520EB9014C0C4CB2PQ/1?accountid=44891
An article with a ton of information about a non profit organization. The non profit organization created a solution to help the homeless. Not only does it help the homeless but it serves another purpose of helping marginalized people. The article also shows the true passion of everyone evolved in the organization as well.
Mizerek, Elizabeth A. and Elizabeth E. Hinz. - (May 1, 2004)https://search-proquest-com.acm.idm.oclc.org/education/docview/233343836/C454115B109640E7PQ/1?accountid=44891
An education purpose journal that provides helpful solutions and actions that we need to be taking for the homeless students.
Greg Larry - (October 28, 2019)https://infoweb-newsbank-com.acm.idm.oclc.org/apps/news/document-view?p=NewsBank&t=pubname%3ACNTC&sort=YMD_date%3AD&fld-base-0=alltext&maxresults=20&val-base-0=homeless%20population%20in%20allegany%20county&docref=news/176DC29D53E89690
Allegany County officials have agreed to collect data on the number of homeless youths living in the county.
For the Cumberland Times-News - (July 2, 2019)https://infoweb-newsbank-com.acm.idm.oclc.org/apps/news/document-view?p=NewsBank&t=pubname%3ACNTC&sort=YMD_date%3AD&fld-base-0=alltext&maxresults=20&val-base-0=homeless%20population%20in%20allegany%20county&docref=news/1746EAC8DC4899C0
During fiscal 2018, the state served 304 homeless clients in Allegany County. The PIT Count conducted in January was 79 in Allegany County.
Graham Bowpitt - (August 1, 2019)http://theconversation.com/homeless-more-than-a-third-of-people-leaving-prison-say-they-have-nowhere-to-go-124948
In a survey published by the Ministry of Justice in 2012, 15% of prisoners reported being homeless when they were sentenced – with 9% sleeping rough. And at the point of release, 37% of former prisoners reported having nowhere to live.
Don Vogel - (October 28, 2019)https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/10/30/homelessness-california-los-angeles-san-francisco-problem-local-solution-column/2487071001/
Some look to Washington to solve the problem. But an issue this persistent and multifaceted is unlikely to be fixed by the federal government alone. Innovative new approaches are more likely to come from local communities, America’s “laboratories of democracy.”
Flutter Bee - (October 13, 2019)https://medium.com/identify/mentally-ill-and-homeless-in-america-3a4f58b1655
There are approximately 554,000 people who are experiencing homelessness in America today. What is even more disheartening is that approximately 140,000 of those individuals have a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, manic depression, or chronic depression.
Andrew Van Dam - (September 17, 2019)https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/09/18/surprising-holes-our-knowledge-americas-homeless-population/
More than 550,000 Americans experience homelessness on a typical night, and 1.4 million will spend some time in a shelter in a given year. But they focus on people in households and, in some limited cases, homeless shelters. They miss the 200,000 or more people who live outdoors.
Ruth Christopherson - (November 11, 2019)https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/homeless-veterans-need-much-more-help/ar-BBWAMWe
In fact, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that approximately 38,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Another 1.4 million veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty.
Students from Allegany College of Maryland that are motivated in helping the homeless
Income based homes have changed many lives of my community. Let’s put it into a scenario. If a homeless person is in need of help. Why not change their life forever? By taking these people to these homes you can give them a new life. The income based homes will provide you an apartment like atmosphere with all the utilities to sustain a living home. The way it works is a person arrives fills out the paper work and based on your income is how much you pay.
If we start incorporating income based homes in our community how will money not become an issue. Well its simple a business can help out. The businesses can give these men and women a starter job. It does not have to be much money at all either. The men and women can work for the businesses and hopefully work to improve in the businesses to eventually earn a high position or even earn a spark to find a better job. The importance of the businesses helping is it continues to have employees and it keeps the men and women of the streets.
As we may know that it is difficult to sometimes get out and about in the community. One way we can make it simple is asking a church group or organization to help. Hopefully the churches are involved in the communities. If so then many of them probably will know the homeless people through the area.
In Michigan homeless mothers were matched together to live in a house and share finicial responsilbites and household chores. This is a great solution because with matching people together you are giving them a support group, confidence, and just help them get back on their feet.
The model combines affordable housing assistance with vital support services for individuals living with mental illness, HIV/AIDS or other serious health problems. The landmark 1990 City-State “New York/New York Agreement,” which has been renewed twice, is the premier example of a permanent supportive housing initiative that successfully reduced homelessness in New York City and saved taxpayer dollars that would otherwise have been spent on costly shelters and hospitalizations.
Many people sit on the streets asking for food, water, and money. However, giving them these items will only last a short time. Instead lets change their lives forever. If we implement these apartments they can always have a place to lay there heads at night. We expect the rates of homeless people to decrease with providing homes for everyone.
There are already tons of church groups and organizations involved with the homelessness in Cumberland but you can never have to much help. If even more church groups and organizations get involved with the problem it could potentially wipe out our homeless population.
Many business want to help out in the community. Not only does it help the business out a lot showing the characters of the people withing the business. It shows the community that changes need to happen and people are willing to do so. If we can get business in and get these men and women jobs it will change there life forever and that is what we are trying to do.
Everybody in the world goes through a life crisis at some point. Sometimes people have it worse than others such as losing there home. So we have implemented a solution of shared housing. We expect this to create bonding through everyday life as well as giving these individuals confidence back to face the tough road ahead. By these women holding each other accountable it will help them work through the problems hoping it will impact their lives for the better.
Supportive housing should somewhere be implemented in every city. We expect it in your committees. For individuals living with mental illness and other we expect them to have support. In reality they probably would not make it without support. It would have to be a everyday struggle. We expect these individuals to receive a little help otherwise they will become homeless.
Income-Based Housing- 25 appartments= 2 million
Shared Housing- 20 appartments 2 million
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