Using poetry to explore the Housing First model

Housing First is a relatively new model in the pantheon of supportive affordable housing. Under this title, housing is provided to chronically homeless people living in temporary homeless shelters or on the street who have severe dependence on drugs, alcohol or both. Mental and physical disabilities are often present as well. Supporters of housing first […]

Infusing affordable housing with creativity

This week, it is time to be creative. I am taking a small detour from my usual essays about affordable housing to craft found poems. A found poem is one in which the lines are not original to the author, but are rearranged by the author to give the words a new and disparate meaning. Basically, […]