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“It was bad during the war, and it’s bad now,” says Leonardo, a Vietnam veteran talking about living homeless in Los Angeles. Leonardo says he was once in VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) housing, but […]

Vote Yes on Prop HHH to Save Los Angeles.

Beverly prepared for her photo shoot. She freshened up her face, made sure her hair was in place pinning it back with accessories. After roughly a half-hour, she was ready for the camera. Sounds like […]


Ron is a disabled Vietnam veteran homeless in Boston. This time, he has been without a home for five months. Ron was in transitional housing, but he says they were not helping and only taking […]


After returning from tours of Iraq and Afghanistan, Michael found himself back in America with a drug and alcohol addiction, which quickly led to job loss and then homelessness. Michael is homeless in Syracuse. I […]


Pete came up to me on the streets of San Francisco offering to give me a cover for my phone. He didn’t want anything for it. He just must have seen me twittering away and […]

Imagine an End to Homelessness: Please Support @Home Campaign

Since I started in 2008, Invisible People has literally changed what millions of people think about people experiencing homelessness. With hardly any budget, we have had more impact than all the government and nonprofit awareness […]


I met Matthew on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Matthew was not having a good day. He told me he has bronchitis. Homelessness is bad enough without being sick. Matthew has been on the streets […]

Stephanie Klasky-Gamer from LA Family Housing on Family Homelessness

It’s interesting what you can learn just by asking a few questions. I have visited LA Family Housing several times over the last four years. Mostly, I was transporting new residents. On a few occasions […]

Help Stop The Community Care Facilities Ordinance in Los Angeles

  I hate politics. I do. Politics always seem so complicated and I like things simple. Plus, to me, politics means “lots of talk and little action”. I’d rather just start working hard to make […]

Join Mark Horvath and Zach Bonner at United Way’s Homewalk (Oh, and Kobe Bryant Too)

It does not matter where you live in Los Angeles County you see people experiencing homelessness on a daily basis. It’s a very serious social crisis that affects us all, and it looks like such […]


Jimmy is a homeless Vietnam Veteran living in a homeless shelter near San Jose. He was renting a room, but because of lack of work was not able to pay rent. Jimmy then found himself […]

Interview with Barbara Poppe, Executive Director of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness

This last week I was speaking at 2011 National Conference on Ending Family Homelessness put on by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. It was an amazing event with lots of information on the battle […]

So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur! Than You Better Buy Carol’s Book!

From the moment I met Carol Roth I was impressed. First, I like real people, and Carol is a tell-it-like-it-is person!  We met at SOBCon last year and even went to a Cubs game with […]


Imagine the cold weather outside as your alarm clock in the morning. Well, that’s exactly what Paul told me when we met in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I was in town this week helping 100,000 Homes […]


Paul went through quadrupedal bypass open heart surgery at the Veterans Hospital. They then placed him in a nursing home, and when his time was up there, Paul was lucky enough to find a homeless […]

Thanks To Social Media Johnny Will Get His ‘Home’ Back

Johnny had the mobile home he was living in impounded. But thanks to all of you we raised the $345 needed to get his ‘home’ back I met Johnny in Nashville. While interviewing for […]


Leon is a Vietnam veteran who has been homeless for six years. After serving “the greatest country in the world,” he is lost somewhere in the pile of Veteran’s Administration disability claims. While he waits […]

Lori and Savanna

I met Lori and her daughter Savanna while visiting a rotating shelter in Detroit, Michigan. I cannot imagine the challenges of raising a child without permanent housing. Yet children are the fastest growing segment of […]


The day I met Dale, he was in the middle of a crowded San Francisco sidewalk. But he was very much alone. He was in his wheelchair, trying to position his body upright so he […]


Two years ago, Charlie’s company went out of business and he wound up on the street. Today, he is one of thousands of veterans waiting for the VA to render a decision on his benefits […]
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