California spending billions to house homeless in hotels

Good News Notes: “When homeless outreach workers first visited her encampment under a Los Angeles highway overpass last fall, Veronica Perez was skeptical of their offer of not just a bed, but a furnished apartment complete with meals, counseling and the promise of some stability in her life. “They said they had housing for me,…

Salvation Army Orlando unveils new type of homeless housing

Good News Notes:  “They are small, simple, shiny and a lot less expensive than a traditional homeless shelter. And The Salvation Army in Orlando wants to raise $1 million to build a community of 50 of them — part of an urgent effort to create new emergency housing for what community leaders expect to be…

Downtown San Antonio hotel transitioning into new home to the homeless

Good News Notes: “Members of San Antonio’s unhoused population will soon be able to seek shelter at a former Days Inn hotel on East Houston Street. On Thursday, June 17, City Council approved a Department of Human Services pilot project that seeks to serve as a bridge for those chronically experiencing homelessness to permanent housing. …

Founder’s Day of Caring: Helping Heaven for the Homeless

Good News Notes: “As our parent company, Nexstar Media Group, Inc, celebrates 25 years since the company was founded in 1996, we will continue the tradition that was established in 2016 with our Founder’s Day of Caring on June 17th. Founder’s Day is a day when employees are given paid time off to do volunteer work…

Chicago non-profit gifts apartment home to veteran

Good News Notes: “A Chicago veteran can now call his new apartment home after a group of volunteers with a non-profit spent hours decorating it. ‘Humble Design’ decorated William Wade’s apartment in a new beginning that’s long overdue for the U.S. Marine Corps veteran. “It feels much like home now. I’ve had obstacles keeping work,”…

Donor gives $50,000 to Stuart nonprofit after seeing WPTV story

Good News Notes: “Madeline Bozone, the executive director of Family Promise Martin County, said the news came on a Friday, making an exciting end to the week. “We are going to gift you $50,000,” she read from the email from a donor. Family Promise Martin County, a small nonprofit that keeps families who fell on…