Although Utah can claim that it has led the nation in housing its chronically homeless residents—it counts now just 200—homeless numbers in the state continue to rise, with an additional 14,000 registering at shelters in 2015.
California’s farmers markets—some of the most enviable in the nation—are increasingly bare, illustrating the state’s ongoing drought despite recent rains. Many farmers are resting their land and taking time off.
Climate change and affordable housing are connected in more ways than we might think.
In nearly 30 Alaska communities, some 3,300 homes still have no sewer system or running water. Residents resort to using buckets, referred to as ‘honey buckets’ for toilets. These open waste collection sites can cause respiratory illnesses, especially in children.
If there is one thing John Mealey would tell younger people who want to work in the helping and housing fields, it is to keep their real boss—the people they serve—in mind.