The Department of Housing and Urban Development's prposal of a smoking ban in federal housing will only add to the barriers many people face in finding secure housing. Simply put, if the rule goes through, the restrictions could make it more difficult for those in public housing to maintain housing stability, and their quality of life would suffer. It’s a losing situation.
More cities across the country are trying to address the problem of homelessness through ordinances that criminalize life-sustaining activities such as sleeping, eating and even sitting on the street. This is wrong and does nothing to address the problem. If we are serious about ending homelessness and not just managing the problem, we must create more opportunities for permanent housing.Read more
Student government organizations from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Alabama will join together the day before the BCS National Championship football game in a service project to feed homeless people in Pasadena, Calif.Read more