Allentown’s Commission to End Chronic Homelessness failed to do so, what can we learn from their mistakes?
Over the past year, the Commission on Homelessness has seen lower attendance rates at each monthly meeting. As Allentown’s city officials struggle to find a clear path towards ending homelessness, we look at the now defunct Commission to End Chronic Homelessness to help understand where we might go next.
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As the waterfront redevelopment takes shape, residents are left wondering how the investment will impact them.
““The goal in Allentown is to educate renters about their rights, and to continue to advocate for better rental conditions as well as push for action to be taken against absentee landlords and slumlords who are exploiting renters.”
The complicated journey to get funding for restoration of the historic Americus Hotel property located in the heart of the city’s Neighborhood Improvement Zone.
As government rental assistance runs out, can we work on solving the eviction crisis instead of relying on quick and temporary solutions?
“For us, the most important thing is for people to feel safe, for people to feel supported and connected because it’s through those relationships that they can start to heal. We all have things we need to heal from.”
“We are all in the same community. So, I think bringing awareness to what we’re doing, bringing awareness to what is trauma and how impactful trauma is, how important relationships can be, and just giving people dignity and respect.”
I lived in New York City for most of my life after coming to the United States from Jamaica. I moved to Allentown in order to be closer to my dad. I instantly fell in love with the city and it was a nice change in pace from where I came from.
“I was asked the other day if I could have any superpower what it would be, mine would be to end homelessness.”