Sunday, February 12, 2006

Looking at Blogs on Homelessness

Homelessness on the Web
There is a lot of interesting blogs directed at homelessness around the net. Here are a few samples.

The biggest star in the homeless community was Kevin Barbieux who actually had started a newspaper in Nashville then a blog before blogs were cool. Somehow, I missed it but Kevin moved early in 2006 to Las Vegas. There is a good article comparing the two cities:

There is an interesting blog from Los Angeles, which the government is now referring to as the homeless capital of the United States. I do not agree with many of the stuff presented by this guy but at least it is updated regularly. It gives a good overview of what is going on in LA. The guy comes at it from the perspective of a provider and not an advocate, plus he is pushing a book he wrote. LA Homeless Blog.

An older board member of the National Coalition for the Homeless and a guy deeply committed to God, social justice and country also has a blog. Chuck Currie is a UCC Seminarian and does a blog. He was originally from Seattle and brought an important perspective to the NCH Board that we sure miss. He has an interesting piece on separate schools for homeless children.

Finally, there is an interesting series in the Minnesota alternative paper. It is a series of interviews with the men and women who stand by the freeway on-ramps. Take it with a grain of salt, but it brings some humanity to people who are often viewed with the same regard as those signs that warn only motorized vehicles on the freeway. It can be found at:

Good reading. Brian

Posts by Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless staff and Board.

No comments: