If America is Home of the BRAVE, why are so many of the BRAVE HOMELESS?

VETERANS: WAR ON HOMELESSNESS | Written By: lovinglatie

veteran

(vet·er·anˈvedərən,ˈvetrən)

~ A person who has had long experience in a particular field. A person who has served in the military.

How is it possible for a veteran man or woman, who served our country who fought for our freedom end up on the streets?

“On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind” –Dan Lipniski

We only know what we were taught or practiced. So, how is it possible that our veterans who serve, honor and protect our country for the lives of so many are homeless? Men and women risked their lives to defend those who wouldn’t do the same in return if faced with

the same principles. Granted it was meant for them to execute their duties however, for what purpose if it serves no benefit to them.

Due to mental and physical illnesses Veterans find themselves at a dead end because they cannot successfully sustain housing without support. It’s almost a lose lose no matter which direction they look.

Th

ere is an urgency for more programs to be structured that are directed to our Veterans. We send them to war with unlimited resources and high volumes of training, however when they return they’re quickly abandoned.

“Homeless veterans need a coordinated effort that provides secure housing and nut

ritional meals; essential physical health care, substance abuse aftercare and mental health counseling; and personal development and empowerment. Veterans also need job assessment, training and placement assistance. NCHV strongly believes that all programs to assist homeless veterans must focus on helping veterans reach the point where they can obtain and sustain gainful employment. If not, clients will be unable to find and maintain safe, decent, permanent housing” (NCHV.org).

We need to come together and fight for the Veterans who fought for us and return the favor and fight for them.

Veterans that that have provided military service, programs have been established to help better serve them in addition, to preventing homelessness for our vets. “Homeless veterans can receive assistance both from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provided they have an eligible discharge status, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), regardless of discharge status” (Endhomelessness.org).

Ending veteran homelessness is very possible provided the programs created are used effectively and efficiently to offer the most assistance available.

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N.I.M.B.Y. (NOT IN MY BACK YARD)

N.I.M.B.Y. (NOT IN MY BACK YARD)

N.I.M.B.Y. (NOT IN MY BACK YARD)

| Article by Lovely Late

Do you want to be stripped away from the only place you call home? In any given moment, NIMBY can be knocking at your back door and ready to settle in the back yard of your residence.

I would imagine the answer be, NO. With such a case sensitive matter poses a threat to those who have to leave immediately or in a limited short time from the only place they can call home sparks an uproar.
So, why would it be okay for officials, governments, communities or other parties to do it to others without giving those outlets to seek elsewhere?
When we hear the phrase or term “NIMBY” (Not In My Back Yard), our initial thought is whatever affair being occurred will not happen in the back yard of the place in which we are living.
NIMBY is a term for a person who battles unwanted development, such as prisons, power companies, manufacturing plants, or chemical companies in his or her own community or town.

““YOU CAN’T BE HERE!” … “YOU’VE GOTTA LEAVE!”

In some manners, NIMBY can pose as a threat or inconvenience to those who live in close proximity of the new development.
Generally speaking, people have the right to protest in regards to their beliefs in addition to the new projects proposed that can cause distress in terms of their privacy.

However, how are matters handled when NIMBY affects the place of living for the less fortunate or homeless. Well according to recent studies, earlier this year there were a dozen of homeless individuals living alongside a mile-long river bed in the Santa Ana River.
According to the article, ‘Homeless Now Have Several Days to Move from Riverbank Per ACLU Settlement’ states, “The settlement agreement, which went into effect yesterday, extends the deadline to Thursday for people to leave an encampment on the eastern banks of the river, next to the 57 freeway from Orangewood Avenue near Angel Stadium to just south of the 22 freeway.
With limited time and resources homeless people have to evacuate their place of living due to the complexities raised by the cities precautions.
“It was pronounced just as a major rain and windstorm that moved into the county, which lacked enough shelter space to house most of its homeless population.
Signs were posted warning people that February 23, 2017 would be the “final date” for people to remove their belongings and move out. After that day, possessions would be seized and, “those who stay could be prosecuted for trespassing, the signs warn” (VoiceofOC.org).
“The ACLU SoCal continues to monitor the situation, reaching out to impacted people and informing them of their rights under the settlement agreement, and remains committed to working with the county to ensure that homeless residents are treated fairly and given the resources and housing they need to succeed.” (VoiceofOC.org).In some manners, NIMBY can pose as a threat or inconvenience to those who live in close proximity of the new development.
Generally speaking, people have the right to protest in regards to their beliefs in addition to the new projects proposed that can cause distress in terms of their privacy.

However, how are matters handled when NIMBY affects the place of living for the less fortunate or homeless. Well according to recent studies, earlier this year there were a dozen of homeless individuals living alongside a mile-long river bed in the Santa Ana River.
According to the article, ‘Homeless Now Have Several Days to Move from Riverbank Per ACLU Settlement’ states, “The settlement agreement, which went into effect yesterday, extends the deadline to Thursday for people to leave an encampment on the eastern banks of the river, next to the 57 freeway from Orangewood Avenue near Angel Stadium to just south of the 22 freeway.
With limited time and resources homeless people have to evacuate their place of living due to the complexities raised by the cities precautions.
“It was pronounced just as a major rain and windstorm that moved into the county, which lacked enough shelter space to house most of its homeless population.
Signs were posted warning people that February 23, 2017 would be the “final date” for people to remove their belongings and move out. After that day, possessions would be seized and, “those who stay could be prosecuted for trespassing, the signs warn” (VoiceofOC.org).
“The ACLU SoCal continues to monitor the situation, reaching out to impacted people and informing them of their rights under the settlement agreement, and remains committed to working with the county to ensure that homeless residents are treated fairly and given the resources and housing they need to succeed.” (VoiceofOC.org).

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R. Langer, “New Methods of Drug Delivery,” Science, vol. 249, pp. 1527-1533, SEP 28, 1990.

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