Ground Breaking for New Affordable Housing in Columbia!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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On January 22nd, 2014, Trinity Housing Corporation (THC) broke ground on Live Oak Place in Columbia, SC.  Live Oak Place is going to be 4 new affordable housing units for families, located next door to St. Lawrence Place, THC’s existing transitional housing program for homeless families.
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Where is Homelessness Getting Worse (and Better)?

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

An infographic on the state of homelessness in America via ThinkProgress.

Homeless Getting Worse Infographic

South Carolina is in the pink.

SLP in NYC!

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

As you read this, Lila Anna Sauls and I are living it up in NYC!  Just kidding!  We are leaving for NYC tomorrow morning, but we’re actually attending the annual Beyond Housing conference put on by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness (ICPH).

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GivingTuesday: We’d Love Your Donation

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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#GivingTuesday™ is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2013.

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Why Transitional Housing for Families?

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

Two “buzzwords”/ hot topics in the housing sector: Rapid Rehousing and Housing First.  Both of these ideas essentially follow the belief of: “move a person experiencing homelessness into permanent housing as quickly as possible to have the best outcomes.”

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Sounds great, right?  In some cases and in some places, it has been; (initially, at least—we don’t have much long-term data yet).  And research has shown that when dealing with specific populations—chronically homeless single men, for instance—the practice has been largely successful.

However, I think, and new research shows, that for families, Housing First is not always the answer.

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Changes in US Poverty Rates, 2007-2011 (cool infographic)

Posted by: Becca Smith Hill

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