Authoritative Research on How Homeless Encampments Lower Property Values

In the past few years, a growing number of residential neighborhoods have faced the establishment of homeless encampments in their environs. Because this is something of a newer phenomenon, there is little definitive research on the precise impact homeless encampments have on property values in residential neighborhoods in which these camps exist. Historically, homeless encampments…

General Facts About Social Security Disability Programs

Americans generally are familiar with the ins and outs of Social Security retirement benefits. Additionally, U.S. citizens generally realize that Social Security does provide disability benefits in certain situations. What many people do not realize is that there are two different Social Security disability benefits programs: Social Security Disability Insurance Supplemental Security Income A discussion…

Overview of Childhood Disability Benefits

There are situations in which children qualify for Social Security disability benefits. This includes children who are homeless. There are two primary situations in which children may qualify for Social Security Benefits: When a determination is made that a child is disabled When a child has a parent who has been deemed disabled Children and…

Disability Considerations and Homeless Advocacy: Comprehensive Overview of the Two Social Security Disability Programs

When it comes to advocacy programs for homeless people in Southern California, and elsewhere across the United States, it’s important to have an understanding of the two disability options available through the Social Security Administration. While many people are aware that there is financial assistance available to disabled people via Social Security, they understandably may…

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How to Remove Homeless People From Private Property

In a considerable number of communities across the United States, including in Southern California, the homeless population is spreading. Not only is the number of homeless people increasing, but where people without permanent homes are congregating is expanding beyond areas that traditionally were associated with people lacking permanent places to live. This has resulted in…

The Pervasive and Persistent Negative Impacts of Housing Instability on Pre-Teen Children

Housing instability is a widespread problem throughout the United States, including in Ft. Collins and in Colorado generally. A common misconception amongst the general public about housing instability is that younger children are resilient and quite capable of “going with the flow” when a family is faced with housing instability. In fact, housing instability has…

Types of Homelessness

The population of homeless people in the United States is classified in a number of different ways. The primary classification system of the nation’s homeless population is based on the time frame different cohorts lack regular or permanent housing. In addition, the homeless population is broken down based on demographic considerations. These different methodologies of…