As you know there is a growing population of homelessness in the State of Connecticut. In January of 2011 the count of homelessness was 3,829 people, including 782 homeless children. There is a 29% increase in homelessness between 2009 and 2011. I have came across an article about Comm
on Ground that is located in Times Square, NY. It is a former hotel that was transformed into transitional housing for the homeless. I believe our town of could benefit from something like this. There are a lot of run down buildings in the area that could be transformed into supportive housing, along with job placement and help maintaining their independence. It would help with the ongoing costs of shelters,medical costs and being jailed.
To all my blog friends and family. I am doing a big idea project for the need of more supportive housing in my city based off of Common Ground in NYC. I am leaving the website on Common Ground so you can take a look for yourselves. I am looking for your opinions on turning old run down buildings into supportive housing for the homeless.
CCHC. (2001, Febuary 01). Portraits of homelessness in connecticut 2011-executive summary. Retrieved from http://www.cceh.org/publications/detail/portraits_of_homelessness_in_connecticut_2011-_executive_summary
Fessler, P. (2011, December 30). Ending homelessness:a model that just might work. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/2011/03/07/134002013/ending-homelessness-a-model-that-just-might-work