October 3, 2018 - Addressing Homelessness at its Root Cause

At St. Vincent de Paul we have discovered a cure for homelessness…it’s a home.

I’m not trying to be glib here but it is a simple fact: we can prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place.

People like “Charles” who is living on veteran’s disability benefits and drives for Uber to make ends meet. His car broke down and he is late with rent. Or “Sarah”, a housekeeper earning $10 an hour, who must spend $187 per month to pay off old hospital bills for her daughter with bone cancer. Charles and Sarah are considered “at risk” for homelessness because they are in the precarious financial situation of spending over 50% of their income on rent.[Read More}