Wednesday, September 02, 2009
German: Permanent Supportive Housing--clearly the way to go
This from the "This Week's Federal Player" column in The Washington Post that spotlights the work of Michael German, regional coordinator of the Atlanta Interagency Council on Homelessness and national captain of the regional coordinators' group:
"The key is not building more shelters, but more housing, even just small apartments or rooms, and hooking people up with available state and federal services such as Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps, veterans benefits or veterans health care," German said. Plus, he said building and maintaining a shelter "is actually more expensive than building or buying places for homeless people to live."
German visited Central Dallas Ministries and our Destination Home permanent supportive housing program earlier this year.
Read the entire report here.
Dallas needs to get with the program.