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Another superb article! As I have finished and am looking for a publisher on my 7 years of Homelessness your book is one of the "Whaat else is out there in the same genre" but I am finding that you are the most like-minded so far by quite long distancee so I am promoting your posts and book whiole I do my own.. You GET IT on a ground level "let's be real" view and this article is a perfect example. Great work !

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https://reasonstobecheerful.world/vancouver-gave-its-homeless-5800-it-changed-their-lives/

Here is an example of a one-time, lump sum infusion of capital to end homelessness. Similar results, and this article references the Miracle Messages initiative in San Francisco.

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Obsessed w you calling out nonprofits for the wasteful/absolutely not client centered things they very often do with their money.

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Jan 13Liked by Kevin Nye

My heart is heavy and broken tonight. Both of my brothers are homeless. One is squatting in a storage unit and I am worried he will freeze to death. We tried to help them for years but we have stopped. Anytime we have given money they have used it for drugs and alcohol. I really want you to be right about this……but I just don’t know.

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Hey Jenni, I appreciate your vulnerability here, and my heart sits heavy with you. Of course, breaking myths doesn’t mean that they’re never true in individual cases, but they aren’t the overwhelming truth which many claim.

I also wanted to share this with you: I wrote it a while back for moments like this, if you’re in a space to read it: https://kevinmnye.substack.com/p/when-homelessness-and-addiction-hits

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It’s an intriguing study, and aligns with other experiments like Stockton CA’s subsidies. Does following them for a year really give a firm sense of whether their financial situation is stable? I’ve volunteered in a crisis management nonprofit and even the clients with housing are on a knife’s edge, the smallest thing can push them into homelessness. I’d love to see more work going into helping people increase their earning power once they have stable shelter.

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Thank you for sharing this. I found it really helpful. I appreciate the work you are doing to help people like my brothers. I’m glad families like mine are not alone. In your article you mentioned that you weren’t suggesting that we “abandon” our loved ones. I’m afraid I have abandoned my brothers though. I’ve never been able to find that middle ground with them. It feels like I’m either all in with them which includes being manipulated, lied to, etc. or I’m backing off completely. Wish I knew a better way. Anyway, thank you for loving the least of these and those who are hurting and suffering. ♥️

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