House the Homeless police interactions with homeless survey
Letter to the City of Austin, TX
In the wake police shootings of citizens in Ferguson, MO and North Charleston, SC, this survey is especially poignant. House the Homeless look to work with the City of Austin and the COA Police Department to improve interactions between police officers and people experiencing homelessness, especially people of color and/or with disabilities.
with the prevention of Homelessness and includes fixing the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for those who cannot work. This enables us to meet people's basic needs. People can either work or they can't. This over-arching approach will ensure that people in both categories will be able to afford a roof over their heads other than a bridge.
Livable Incomes: Solutions that Stimulate the Economy
28 Jan 2014
Universal Living Wages are good for business and good for you
Universal living wage Effect on businesses and Taxpayers
Living wages are good for business. When workers make more money, they also have more money to spend. In fact, minimum wage workers have spent almost 100% of past wage increases directly into the economy. New small businesses are more likely to receive bank loans and support from the Small Business Association (SBA) by sustaining their business.
First, it is an analysis of how inadequate and flawed our present efforts are – and second, it provides a set of carefully reasoned, well buttressed proposals that could make a real dent in both reducing and preventing homelessness.
Commissioners Court joined a growing number of Mayors who have endorsed similar Resolutions calling for the US Congress to adopt the House the Homeless Inc. three pronged SOLUTION that will End and Prevent Economic Homelessness.
By paying living wages, business will benefit by stabilizing its workforce and by simultaneously stimulating both local and national economies through increased consumer activity.