Robyn and Mickey
They are 17 and homeless. He got laid off from his job and him and his fiance and dog were forced to live on the streets. Some people were nice enough to donate their tent to the couple. For over two years they have lived in a tent and try to get hired. He has tried many times to get a job doing dishes , but instead gets laughed at and made fun of because of the way he lives. They aren't getting any kind of glance even though they are willing to do any job. They live in Canada.
Norman is a homeless adult who has been homeless for awhile. He lives in New York City and feels invisible. He had some issues with a shelter and thought that the situation was handled wrong. He lives on the street because he can not find a job. Jobs laugh at him because of his apperance, which is not right.
We as people
The Homeless Emergency and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act
On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed the Homeless Emergency (HEARTH) Act of 2009. The heart act amends and reauthorizes the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act with substantial changes, including:
- A consolidation of HUD’s competitive grant programs;
- The creation of a Rural Housing Stability Program;
- A change in HUD’s definition of homelessness and chronic homelessness;
- A simplified match requirement;
- An increase in prevention resources; and,
- An increase in the emphasis on performance.