Invisiblepeople.tv is a great site for listening to the street stories told by real people about what it’s like to be invisible.
Rob speaks very candid about the recidivism of homeless people being placed into housing and, mostly because the housing was a wrong fit, or lack of community, or real support, the person goes back to living on the streets. Its the side of the housing first model you don’t often hear about. The pressure to get housing placements up is felt by all homeless services. Often to meet those numbers, people are placed in housing that is not a match for their needs. The pressure needs to be placed on getting people into the right housing and not just any housing!
When I asked Ron for his three wishes he responded, “Eating, sleeping, or for using the bathroom, there should never be a charge! If I’m paying for my freedom, then I purchased a lie.”
via Rob | Invisible People.tv