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July 1, 2009
Welcome to the National Alliance to End Homelessness blog!
Today is July 1 – what we are hoping is an auspicious day to start the blog.
Turns out, July 1 is also the day that:
- The Community Party of China is founded (1921).
- United Airlines begins service (1931).
- Sony introduces the Walkman (1979).
- O Canada becomes the national anthem of our northern neighbor (1980).
- Princess Diana, Missy Elliot, and Liv Tyler were born.
So the outlook looks mixed, but I’m hoping that like the Walkman, the blog will have a nice long reign and a secured place in American pop culture. (And who doesn’t love O Canada??)
So what are we talking about?
We’re talking about homelessness.
This blog will go over some broad themes of homelessness – the different populations, federal legislation, data and reports, etc. But along the way, we’ll talk about related, if tangential bits: specific demographics, new information, the relationship between homelessness and poverty, different advocacy groups and agencies…it’ll be a mash-up of good info.
And if you have any questions or requests for posts on particular subjects, don’t hesitate to comment or shoot me an email.
I really, really hope you like it.