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November 2, 2017 / Kendra Allen, Editor

Ending homelessness in Arlington County began with a “Housing First” approach

HOMELESSNESS | Almost ten years ago, Arlington County, VA launched its “Housing First” initiative, which is a strategy to end homelessness by prioritizing finding permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness before helping them with any other issues they may have. The county has been able to greatly reduce its homeless population but now officials are considering next steps. (Arlington Magazine, 10/30)

The face of homelessness in Arlington isn’t necessarily the panhandler on the corner. It could be the woman making your sandwich at the deli, or the parents cheering their kid in the high school gym.

In a county of luxury high-rises, million-dollar homes and stratospheric average incomes, some people are left out of the jet stream of success. Often it is because of mental illness, immigration troubles or domestic abuse. Other times it stems from sudden job loss, mounting medical bills, alcohol or drug addiction, or the aftershocks of childhoods that started with homelessness and came full circle.

HEALTH
Big Gains In Latino Health Coverage Poised To Slip During Chaotic Enrollment Season (Kaiser Health News, 10/30)

– The administration’s commission on the opioid crisis has released its final recommendations to combat the epidemic. (NYT, 11/1)

ENVIRONMENT | The District’s tree population is distributed unevenly across the city, but some organizations are working to change this. (WAMU, 11/1)

CHILDREN & YOUTH | The Urban Institute has released its annual Kids’ Share report analyzing how much the federal government spends on children. (Urban Institute, 10/31)

ECONOMY | Will the US be able to recover from the next recession? (Citylab, 10/31)


Social Sector Job Openings 

Program Manager | Washington Area Women’s Foundation – New!
Assistant Director of Digital Marketing & Communications | The Children’s Inn at NIH – New!
Program Director, Washington, DC Community | Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation – New!
Program Director, Virginia Community | Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation – New!
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Vice President, Program and Community | Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation – New!
Communications Coordinator | Calvary Women’s Services
Controller | Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
Program Director | Grantmakers In Health
Sr. Manager, Corporate Relations | Exelon
Program Coordinator | Exponent Philanthropy
Content Manager | Exponent Philanthropy
Communications Manager | United Philanthropy Forum

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