Chico Chamber of Commerce (Calif.) - Chico and particularly Downtown Chico faced the challenges of increased homelessness and transients. Through a multi-organization collaborative of service providers and businesses, the Clean & Safe initiative launched the Generosity campaign encouraging the community to give to service providers not panhandlers.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce set out to curb Miami-Dade County’s growing number of homeless individuals by forming a Homeless Committee with the purpose of creating a long-term solution for eliminating homelessness. That committee, established in 1993, ultimately evolved to become Carrfour Supportive Housing, which is now Florida’s largest nonprofit developer of affordable housing.
Take Me Home nonprofit agency in Sarasota, FL - by Emily Le Coz, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (January 2016). Describes the new nonprofit startup to alleviate homelessness in Sarasota, chaired by philanthropy specialist Bob Carter (January 2016).
2017 How Sustainable Communities Create Resilient People, Annual Report - by Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) – The 2017 PAHRC Report examines the ways in which housing can shape resiliency and boost sustainability for individuals and the communities in which they live. It finds that investment in federal housing programs leverage dollars to combat poverty, promote economic mobility for low-income families, save money for communities, and stimulate economic growth.
Merced County 2017 Homeless Count and Survey - The primary purpose of this report is to answer the following question "How many homeless people are there in the County of Merced on a given day?" Comparisons with the 2016 report are given.
The Best Way to End Homelessness, by Alana Semuels, The Atlantic (July 2015) - The first-ever large-scale study on the topic finds that permanent, stable housing can be more cost-effective than shelters.