Federal Government Aid for the Homeless - A Timeline Of Government Involvement, The Mckinney-vento Homelessassistance Act, Federally Subsidized Housing, Public Housing

people help solve homelessness

Homelessness is widespread, and many people expect the government to step in to solve such a large-scale problem. What should the role of the government be in combating homelessness? Some people believe it is the duty of the government to take care of all citizens in times of need. Others point out that government help has often been misdirected or inadequate; in some instances, it has even added to the problem. Some people assert that people in trouble should solve their problems themselves. Federal programs for the homeless reflect a consensus that limited government help is important and necessary, but that homeless people also need to help themselves.

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almost 3 years ago

This is not freakin' helpful at all.

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almost 4 years ago

can you please put up more information about homelessness because im doing a research paper on it and it's been really hard to find websites that actually know what they're talking about.

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about 3 years ago

Iam homeless person need asst in
housing is there any information
can help me.

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about 3 years ago

Hello sir/madam
I am from very poor family plz help me for my better future i have no job I have no home and i have no mony also plz send me donation i will be very thanksfull to you, my mother is heart petiont and i have no mony for her medisone sir plz understand my problem and help me.

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7 months ago

To: www.jeffreydavidmorris.com
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:11 PM

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Email_address: = carolynbowman@hotmail.com
Message: = I had left you a personal message on your Facebook page in early January. Are you aware of the explosion and fire at your previous residence at 719 North Heliotrope in Los Angeles on 3 January 2014? Your efforts to improve conditions at that building were good. Shahco was recently cited with 93 violations by the City Housing Department. My friend was two apartments down the hall when the explosion occurred. Contact me and I'll fill you in.
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Summed up reason why I left Section 8;

And please don't talk to me about NOT 'stepping up', being involved. I WAS and DID and where'd it get me? Ruined, destroyed, misc even after thus far, 2 year's, misc homeless, more in Hermosa Beach than LA, as I'm safer. And no, I'm not about sitting and rotting in some shelter for year's, hence, not a human financial commodity. Huh, people, not gonna do this with you all, even as God sees all and all - each have a Heaven life record, as many human lives out there are hurting because no one is doing anything enough, except thrusting forward neurotransmitters, mind altering, pharmaceutical - 10 times the normal dosage. Sigh. Wow. You human's really don't get it, do ya? This is not a game, misc, hence toying, misc (???) around with other's lives. Oh, and I'm the enemy huh? Really. Huh, unbelievable! Anyway, my website is at the bottom of this email, if you wish to review (me).

Pretend you doing busy with a company, misc, and then after year's of going through the motion’s (as a customer, misc, doing your part per the business arrangement), you learn of ill business, corrupt practice's within and amidst whom you’re doing business with" and thus, the student's being - financial commodities, misc. Now it may not seem like (? This and/ or that), even a no brainer or old news or misc. But Below is the best summed up way I thought I could break it down per / via my situation, misc. 

HUD, ie: local Section 8 low income tenant housing program I was in = (5 - 7) year's, ie: 2004 - 2007 apt building near "LACC", Melrose and Santa Monica, Los Angeles; and then (2008 - 2010) - 2600 W 8th St, Los Angeles (=) me, like the (above) business example.

I learned of the long time history of factually documented, illegal, ill business, corrupt practice's amidst HUD on from on a local level (the corrupt as well local housing authorities AND that of the local code violation enforcement agencies, being: Building and Safety, Los Angeles Housing Dept, Los Angeles Environmental Health Dept, AND that of the inspection dept amidst the local housing authorities - (themselves), as well as that of HUD (as a Whole - Washington DC, ie: now former head of HUD: Alphonso Jackson, previously busted and fired with no reaped or rendered consequence's, ie: federal prison or federal restitution, thus, was just (?) slapped on hand and sent away out of HUD, for his act of federal embezzlement, for which when gone, former head of Small Business Administration - now head of HUD: Shaun Donovan < being thus far, just as weak, misc as Jackson before him was corrupt).  

As with learning, misc myself of (above), and knowing I have - a deep, keen, utmost and utter respect for business - (itself), and as such, and due to other related circumstance's involved, ie: my back up against the wall, misc; I deemed I could not continue to further disrespect myself, hence, by allowing myself to be continually involuntarily subjected any longer, unto such disregard, blatant, lack of legal, misc proper business ethic's, like the City of Bell scandal for example, or even the City of Detroit, re: their Mayor, of same (above), embezzlement, misc like civil and criminal activities.  

So, I chose to vacate myself from and out of (any) further housing business dealing's with HUD (on a local level and as a Whole), ie: HUD being just another One of the worst federal corruptive enterprise agencies of and amidst this nation.

And still today, so many involved with HUD local Section 8 low income tenant housing program, whom deem they can no say nothing out of fear of being blacklisted, retaliated against, or worse, hence continuing to live in and amidst less than habitable, misc residential rental low income housing unit's, existent with illegal code violation's, as the local code violation enforcement agencies take sides more with the landlord than any tenant.

I saw that on more than enough of occasion's than I can recall, as to why I just couldn't do it anymore, despite I had nowhere else to move to, misc ie: my back up against the wall, misc. And despite tried and exhausted effort's, thus, unsuccessfully secured inquiry for service's for and with local Los Angeles free legal assistance organization's.  

My (then) conclusive recourse, if any, was to a) just put all my stuff and belonging's in personal self-storage (ie: 2007 - current / present total so far: over $6,000, though monthly averaged about: $104 - $108 a month for 5' across from left to right x 9' deep - from front entrance of the storage unit to the back wall of the storage unit x 10' tall / height.  

And b) that I'd be homeless (over 2 year's now, until I can secure a rental room arrangement with someone). That being why, when I discovered the video's of me on your website which 1) I forgot that we did those year's ago, and 2) which is fine with me, no problem. But emotionally for me, which I think you can understand, watching (myself) in those video's, it's been self-acknowledging that I know I was never this ill exposed and tainted, loosely said.  

So watching those video's of me, was if even minimally, a sort of comfort and insight, that I self validatingly - had a life, was housed, and again - certainly was not so ill exposed and tainted as I've emotionally become over the last 2 year's amidst homelessness, just wanting to get back on my feet, ie: a hand up, not a hand out.  

Despite though I have not yet sadly found one decent person to secure a rental room arrangement with. And so I self-ponder that I just don't know -  

a) how longer my unsuccessful, lack of housing, homeless circumstance's may continue,  

And b) how I deem ironically that I have to, example, go dead inside myself in order to focus on daily hanging in there, minimally progress with what day to day task's I can accomplish, and continue searching and networking to find someone that hopefully I could secure a rental room arrangement deal with, therefore, moreover, I'd eventually self-heal and recover, which is kindly nice to contemplate if I can achieve finding someone I could secure a rental room arrangement deal with.

There’s bartering or misc deal’s all over out there, ie: an evening / nightly couch or floor in exchange for voluntary work by someone such as myself, and if ideally I knew say 5 – 7 people, ie: 1 person, 1 day or misc a week, misc per / via some pre-discussed arrangement, (=) an evening / nightly couch or floor + maybe a shower < if needed and One gets voluntary work done, misc.

For (?) local residential civilian’s to do nothing, put it off on some local nonprofit or city, misc agency or misc to deal with or misc, what is that? When Jesus says: “They know not what they do”, though people speak His holy name, expecting Him to (???); is anyone kidding me, and we wonder why maybe this or that is exhibited anywhere all around us, cause regardless, there is no valid easy, misc answer unless to ill appease One’s ego, misc, hoping (?0 will just go away.

Huh, Really. Whew, wow, unbelievable. Any valid truth, as if to say what (?) really wish they no wanna hear, and (?) is telling One, misc to just shut up, go away, disappear, that their kind isn’t wanted – around (these part’s, area)? Whew, wow. And Jesus sits there watching all this. He doesn’t have to do NOTHING! All God ever wanted to do, is just create something, but no, that was never enough, was it? Think about it. It is THE HUMAN’S that need to do something.

Jesus/God didn’t screw up this Earth, world, misc. Sigh. Think about, even today, good people, homeless, that could render talent’s, skill’s, misc thus, over time, work back up to a point where they can be better healed, recovered, misc to maybe move forth unto a new direction, whatever, you know what I’m saying, geez. Whatever, maybe I know nothing, right? Sigh . . .

I'll give you another example of me stepping up:

Ruined to homelessness, Re: Past achievement's and misc;

Tenant advocacy on behalf of (22) plus low income tenant's (some Section 8, some non) – whom, more less, imagined me doing the ‘Martin Luther King Jr’ thing but on a much, much smaller scale. I was networking with the local senior lead assigned community neighborhood "L.A.P.D." officer, on whatever local community neighborhood concern’s, misc, you know, generally speaking.
 
Then there’s (what I was involved with) – As I just got tired of it being too dark, as I know same for other’s, even ill potential for night crime, but I covered & voluntarily paid for (7) "DWP" night time light's – invoiced / billed $254 / bi monthly, on various wooden pole's in (08/2004 – mid 2010) community/neighborhood I was in.  

Then there’s- "Tru-Green" landscape services, (Tree and shrub as well as grass/lawn spray treatment’s every 4 - 6/wk's), under $50/mo I voluntarily covered - unto/atop of the old rental properties front yard landscape (which should have never been an issue, since owner lived off site and I was paying for it voluntarily and self $ financially); and again, I still got ALL the saved, documented, bill’s, receipt’s, misc in (Self storage – close to $6,000 in personal cost’s that I know I can never get back).  

And additionally, I had a separate landscaper sole guy/man come by every (3) month's - ($80 each time) to do 'weed trimming', while I was behind the landscaper - sweeping and picking up freshly cut / trimmed landscape debris, hence, me - involved. 

And even then, in the rental building itself, during normal day time hour’s, periodically say, vacuuming each of the (3) floor’s – hallway’s, water/rag – wiping down hand rail’s, cleaning of window’s; huh, I should have been a manager, but I’m a loner, sole guy.

I lost & had my recent (12/2004 - 09/20/07) Section 8 housing destroyed via civil code: 1942.5, besides all the stuff I did via voluntary tenant advocacy & the 'Martin Luther King Jr" thing - on a smaller scale, on behalf of my (now) former tenant's & myself while previously residing at the rent control building property of: 719 North Heliotrope Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90029, that clearly has "LA Housing Authority" - Section 8 contract's in place with some of the tenant's, meanwhile other's are merely low income. Now I did my homework & research on the building/property's (parcel profile report), etc stuff, faxes, email, call's, misc over (2) and a half year's (12/2004 - 09/20/07) unto all across the board (local county & state), re: habitability & various other serious ignored code violation's not being enforced by "LA Building & Safety", "LA Housing Dept", "LA City Attorney", etc local government possibly (=) facades', payoff's, smoke screens', corruption, fraud, deceit, etc, & I even brought it all unto the attention of LA U.S. Attorney - Thomas O'Brian, and even now, after I chose to move out of (above) building/property for self-peace, prior to ill & fabricated, misc unlawful detainer, & though free legal ignored me, pay legal ignored me, ignored all of us tenant's.

I can be found / you can find me - anywhere on the web/internet by searching: jeffreydavidmorris. MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tribe.net and VAST ETC elsewhere on web/internet. It's all about the (key word's) you type 'in'. Meantime, Feel free to visit me on my website:http://www.jeffreydavidmorris.com

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about 2 years ago

The government has made me homeless. I came to Washington state under the ARRA act. My employer took the Federal money and did not pay her 3 employees who were here fulfilling her contract according the the GSA guidelines and the contract. The contract officer discovers this and terminates her contract, Great but what about us. Now I am still waiting for her to pay on the judgement I won at the Dept of Labor, over 16,000.00 which I was to receive, but its only on paper, my employer replies. I have contacted assemblymen, Senators, Inspector Generals Office. No one can do anything. She STOLE government money and promised to do certain things with it, and instead bought a car. No the government does nothing and actually hands money out for free to companies and does not audit it very well. I know I performed audits.

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over 2 years ago

hey were low in come we need a place to live my number is 805-403-7105

how do i get one a place off of you

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over 2 years ago

To Donald Holt of "LAHSA" - . . . yeah, per these: http://www.lahsa.org/homelessness_data/results.asp, care or not, but who you, etc ? kidding? bottomline, you, etc ? think, me knowing very and all too well what's up, regardless of being amidst lowest class, hence, I'm just a smart guy that is (?) to see thing's all to clear = that I'm just sit in some shelter for 20 year's until one feels compelled to getting around to proccessing my butt for a unit? Ray Brewer/LA HUD and etc talks the same junk = call 2 - 1 - 1 info line, when clearing the overall rountine is - merry go round of the process of moving in need not really going anywhere, rounded up and contained downtown LA - skid row, yeah, all that and worse and you know it. Since 2005, I've managed to create and run my own little odd job business (you think I'm throwing that away or letting anyone take that away from me, even ruin it)? See: http://www.jeffreydavidmorris.com I'm all over the web / internet, old school, and am not one to be &^%$# with, I don't care who some human is. God sees all, all/each have a Heaven life record, whew, you human's of 7 billion plus, what you all have done, are still doing and are yet to do, prior to Jesus returning, sigh, JC has shown me through His word thing's (His choice though I'm not worthy) - a different way of seeing and looking at that which is right there in God's Word, thus, POWER holder's, huh, so much blood on their hands, lives ruined and destoryed, 9-1-1, just everything, I just got no word's anymore for anything. When God calls back this/my soul, BAM, I'm out of here, but until then I gotta live with ya all, but not rotting in some shelter for year's. I'm better off trying to network with local private residential civilian's of South Bay.



I'm just another low income civilian like anyone else homeless out there, just that I'm all too smart of and about what's going on and for year's, if not decade's. I use to believe in - that you all out there were honest, truthful, and really did help people, boy was I wrong, dead wrong. Really what it comes down to is: 51,240 homeless are really left to fen for themselves and to some, if homeless don't like it, hell, no one's keeping anyone down here, they (?) can check out any time, right? Yeah, ill whatever. Meanwhile, LA dept say that is responsible for record keeping say, of all the in general, but residential zoneable property vacant lot's all throughout LA County, past corrupt history of HACLA, oh and remember this (below) ie: agencies calling out on each other - whistle blowing, oh yeah, you vast agencies can 'put somebody up', but that individual can kiss their life good bye, and you know. Suzh in denial and ? is in denial, solely covering their own agency butt, then, you all need money? Well all you out there compete with each other unto the $$$ foundation's to stay afloat not for anything re: client's, but solely for your own agenda's. Well, maybe I'm pestamissic, but clearly what I've seen in 11 year's, including the 5 I was involved with section 8, never know just what the hell I had walked into, thus, I got out after 5 year's. But amidst that time, I was at one property under section 8, I had personally $ - 7 LADWP night time light's under my belt, and other self $ voluntary effort's on and was involved with keeping inside/outside property clean (ie: vacuuming, wiping down hand rail's, cleaning windows, etc), despite the lazy manager wasn't gonna do anything. Yeah, over all, the picture . . . I speak of, is of such &^%$#@ no one in their right mind would dare clearly come forth and admoit it. The picture I speak of, is alot like that of what I've seen of humanity in the 4 decade's plus while I've been down here out of God like any of you/anyone else, amidst you human's (take that however you want). This is what humanity has created for itself. You, PATH, etc of you out there. Remember this:



Despite I’ve heard back in the day: http://laist.com/2006/02/04/la_homeless_authority_under_fire.php, then review: type in and go to: http://www.archive.org, then type in – the ‘Way Back Machine’: http://www.epath.org/blog/2006/02/do-you-rob-peter-to-pay-paul.htm OR go to: http://www.povertyinsights.org/2006/02/03/import-280 = Joel John Roberts, Email: joelr@epath.org, CEO of PATH Partners (People Assisting The Homeless), the LA Homelessness Examiner writer for Examiner.com, publisher of Poverty Insights, frequent writer of opinion pieces on homelessness and housing, and the author of the book, "How To Increase Homelessness", and at: http://www.joeljohnroberts.com, and http://www.linkedin.com/in/joeljohnroberts - having to call out – on LAHSA = local agencies calling out on each other = Central LA’s – LA City/County local gov official’s, corruption amidst “HACLA” and like wise residential inspection agencies – slum, code violator owner’s, manager’s, misc/etc; like with anything else , hence, just too vast to state and go over all. But you get the idea.



Do You Rob Peter To Pay Paul?



By Joel John Roberts / Feb 3, 2006



This is the six million dollar question… The Daily News continues its reporting on the accusations of financial mismanagement of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). Here is the article - http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3470249, hence, it’s not there but could be viewed by going to: http://www.archive.org, then type in – the ‘Way Back Machine’, and typing in: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3470249.



They report that LAHSA used HUD (federal Department of Housing and Urban Development) funds to pay items (“emergency bills”) that in HUD regulations violated federal rules. In other words… they “commingled” funds. HUD did not know about it.



LAHSA “commingled” $1.7 million in HUD funds. The consequences of these actions could be HUD suspending LAHSA from receiving HUD funds (approximately $60 million per year) or making LAHSA return the $1.7 million.



This is a good (or really bad) case study on nonprofit management…



Do you take funds from another source to pay emergency items, like paying homeless agencies their bills before they go out of business? Even though using these funds could risk losing future funds?



I don’t think so…



Risking $1.7 million (or worse) is not worth it. Creative management would mandate that you don’t do something illegal to keep the doors open. (The ends don’t justify the means.)



Take out a line of credit, or borrow money from a government or private entity until the financial issues are resolved. But don’t do anything that risks funding for homeless services in Los Angeles County. It is just not worth it…



Imagine having a few more hours in your day for what you REALLY want to do. Wouldn't it be great not to have to spend time and energy on household chores, on yard maintenance, on mundane errands?









And what if you could be free of these burdens AND have an extra $ a month in your checking account?









I'm offering all this in exchange for a 10' x 10' room in your home or guest house.









I will give you a set number of hours of work per week that we will mutually agree upon;









PLUS I can pay $ cash a month - all I am able to pay.









And you'll have a strong, healthy, reliable, resourceful assistant to free you up to enjoy life more fully. Less stress, more time to focus on things you need to attend to.









Excellent references upon request.







Thank you kindly and sincerely in advance; have a beautiful day/evening.









You can find me anywhere on the web/internet by searching: jeffreydavidmorris. It's all about the (key word's) you type 'in'. Meantime, feel free to visit me on my website: http://www.jeffreydavidmorris.com







--- On Wed, 5/9/12, Donald Holt wrote:





From: Donald Holt

Subject: RE: Don Holt/LAHSA, hi, Jeff Morris here, a word please?

To: "jeffreydavidmorris@yahoo.com"

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 8:07 PM





Good afternoon







LAHSA helps place individuals/families in shelter and connect individuals/families to access centers to help with obtaining shelters, if this is something you may be interested in LAHSA will be more than happy to work with you regarding shelter placement. We have had some discussions surrounding this and I am not able to find housing for you in that area for $300 dollars and employment to cover the rest of the cost. There may be some social service agencies in the area you would like to reside in that I can research and connect you to that may be able to provide further assistance with your housing request. My direct contact information is located below In bold print if you would like to call and further discuss these options I have presented, I understand the desire to remain in the area you specified but it may be helpful to explore other options that will be temporary until you are able to secure something more permanent. I look forward to hearing from you if you are interested.







Respectfully,







Donald Holt



ERT / HCFP Supervisor



Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority



811 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor



Los Angeles, CA 90017



dholt@lahsa.org



PH: 213-225-6557



Fax: 213-892-0092



-A Joint Powers Authority Created by the City and County of Los Angeles-











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From: Jeffrey David Morris [mailto:jeffreydavidmorris@yahoo.com]

Sent: Monday, May 07, 2012 8:36 PM

To: Donald Holt

Subject: Re: Don Holt/LAHSA, hi, Jeff Morris here, a word please?







Aside from other's, I personally am tired of feeling like a prisoner of my own circumstance's, being: a lack of housing, ie: South Bay rental room amidst someone of over 472,000. For some, be it, low income but can just as well be of worth unto a person or people, pay a rent cost and open and willing to provide a free work duties and task's. Problem is, with sad exhibited shunning, ignoring, misc, is it to be assumed then that people are more in denial than they care to admit, that anyone of low income is of no worth unto anyone above them in class, even that if seems exhibited that locally life just goes on when really, thing's aren't really flowing, hence, are at a stand still, though some people wouldn't care to stop and observe that. What kind of people are we as a whole, say, locally, when people speak this and that and what? Nothing. Whew, sigh. I mean, my god, is anyone kidding me? Yeah, I get more than I care to admit.



Imagine having a few more hours in your day for what you REALLY want to do. Wouldn't it be great not to have to spend time and energy on household chores, on yard maintenance, on mundane errands?







And what if you could be free of these burdens AND have an extra $ a month in your checking account?







I'm offering all this in exchange for a 10' x 10' room in your home or guest house.







I will give you a set number of hours of work per week that we will mutually agree upon;







PLUS I can pay $ cash a month - all I am able to pay.







And you'll have a strong, healthy, reliable, resourceful assistant to free you up to enjoy life more fully. Less stress, more time to focus on things you need to attend to.







Excellent references upon request.







Thank you kindly and sincerely in advance; have a beautiful day/evening.







You can find me anywhere on the web/internet by searching: jeffreydavidmorris. It's all about the (key word's) you type 'in'. Meantime, feel free to visit me on my website: http://www.jeffreydavidmorris.com







--- On Tue, 3/6/12, Donald Holt wrote:





From: Donald Holt

Subject: Don Holt/LAHSA, hi, Jeff Morris here, a word please?

To: "jeffreydavidmorris@yahoo.com"

Cc: "councilmember.wesson@lacity.org" , "councilman.rosendahl@lacity.org" , "councilmember.englander@lacity.org" , "councilmember.garcetti@lacity.org" , "councilmember.huizar@lacity.org" , "councilmember.buscaino@lacity.org" , "Austria, Kathleen"

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 12:18 AM



Thanks for the e mail, my objective is to try and provide a service to you and see exactly what you are seeking regarding your housing situation. It would really be helpful to have a contact number for you so I could gather some key information needed to properly refer you to shelter. As I stated in my last e mail to you I don’t know of an agency that will allow you to work and pay $300 dollars to rent a room, we also discussed the area you would like to reside in and wanting to remain in that area due to your storage being there and possible employment opportunities. I also mentioned possibly going into a paid shelter where you would possibly have to share a room but I was unclear if this is something you will be receptive to. Please feel free to give me a call.







Respectfully,







Donald Holt



ERT / HCFP Supervisor



Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority



811 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor



Los Angeles, CA 90017



dholt@lahsa.org



PH: 213-225-6557



Fax: 213-892-0092



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almost 3 years ago

I have received no help through the agencies of Chenango County concerning my homeless status.
I was evicted from my home in August and still have no place to live.
Why do these agencies exsist, if not to aid the situation?
Please tell me where I can get immediate help.
This is a critical time.

D.M.B. 11/22/11
eldayne@gmail.com

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