Author Archives: Cecelia Vieira

Santa Clara’s “Triage Tool” Pinpoints the Most Vulnerable on the Streets

Santa Clara’s “Triage Tool” Pinpoints the Most Vulnerable on the Streets

Providing proper supportive housing to homeless individuals can be the difference between life and death. But when the number of homeless people overwhelms the current housing supply, how can officials prioritize the neediest to receive shelter? The answer may come in the form of the Silicon Valley Triage Tool. Revealed in February 2016, the Triage

State Senate passes bill combating predatory debt collection

In the years since the Great Recession, the Attorney General’s office has received approximately 1,300 complaints a year about the growing debt collecting industry, according to a press release by State Senator James’ Eldridge’s office. Debt collectors often seek to collect money consumers do not owe, or make errors about the actual amount of money

New study on homeless students finds repeat homelessness common

After surveying hundreds of current and formerly homeless students, homeless youth liaisons, and federally-mandated state coordinators who work with them at school, researchers found that over 75% of young people surveyed experienced homelessness more than once. This new report,”Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America’s Public Schools“, written by Civic Enterprises with Hart Research