The Truth About Homelessness in America | Documentary Idea
I advocate for the homeless after previously being homeless. I want to tell the story about what has happened in the last 80-90 years to the homeless.
How originally in the 1920's and 30's shelters were created to help men traveling from town to town in search of work during the depression, and this is how the local cities kept people "off the street".
How there are real solutions to end homelessness, such as the Keys to ending homelessness program video available from the Gates Foundation (type that into youtube, it will blow your mind), and how faith-based organizations help and hurt the homeless, by perpetuating the use of shelters to solve the problem which separates husbands and wives and sons from their mothers.
It's an important story that needs to be told. We can end homelessness. The most upsetting thing to me is we recently finished a 10 year "plan to end homelessness" in the United States and we have made only some progress along the way. Not because we don't know how, but because we're not doing it.