We all know Pope Francis is advocating for “listening church.” How might listening apply in our efforts with the homeless community?
I have read about the need for shelters and rapid rehousing. But Robert Davis, writing for Invisible People, captured an insight in two metaphors – “Bridge” and “soft incarceration.”
So far, 44 branches of the Vincentian Family have engaged actively in the FHA and the 13 Houses Campaign. It is now present in 44 countries; 1826 houses have been built, and 6628 people have been helped.
The “13 Houses” Campaign keeps growing in the United States, the country where it all began back in November 2018 with a single house for a single person. Almost two years later, the Campaign is touching the lives of nearly 5000 people worldwide. There are two...
Why might Amazon’s model housing project not be enough?
The Vincentian Family has launched the appeal “From our hearts to the heart of Lebanon” to support the work of Vincentians in Beirut.
During our pandemic, the lack of restrooms has become an issue for delivery workers, taxi and ride-hailing drivers, and others who make their living outside of a fixed office building.
What happens to students if their parents are evicted? They are expected to trade school buildings for spaces in their homes, a change predicated on students having homes in the first place. What happens when that space isn’t there, or when students are suddenly displaced?
In the midst of the debate about wearing masks some wish they had a mask to wear.
Abuse victims. “Why does she stay?” It’s a simple question. The answer is not.
I had the chance to spend Easter with a Vincentian youth group in the community of Palmas del Río, in El Roble parish, Puntarenas, Costa Rica.
Paul Behler was a founding member of the advocacy group Housing Our Neighbors; helped start Baltimore’s first street newspaper, Word on the Street, and was part of a Faces Of Homelessness Speakers Bureau.