Construction begins on permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans in Danville, Illinois
MERCY HOUSING LAKEFRONT, DANVILLE HOUSING AUTHORITY, U.S. DEPT. OF VETERANS AFFAIRS BREAK GROUND ON NEW SUPPORTIVE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FOR HOMELESS VETERANS (DANVILLE, Ill.) – Mercy Housing Lakefront, Danville Housing Authority, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs joined with community members and supporters to celebrate the ground breaking of new permanent supportive…
Inspiration for aspiring writers
This has been floating around the Internet for awhile. Nonetheless, good advice for any aspiring creative type. Or aspiring other types, for that matter. Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.
Mark Angelini of Mercy Housing Lakefront profiled in Daily Whale
With over 30 years of experience in community planning and real estate development, Mark Angelini was a natural choice for his role as president of Mercy Housing Lakefront. Mercy Housing Lakefront, a division of Denver-based Mercy Housing Inc., is a nonprofit organization that develops and manages service-enriched affordable housing units for families,…
Supportive housing is critical to the success of Illinois
Rauner Budget Story from Medill Reports on Vimeo.
A painful economic truth behind Rauner’s budget cutting
Mercy Housing Lakefront’s president Mark Angelini has an excellent op-ed in today’s Crain’s Chicago Business. Take a moment and give it a read. Rauner Budget
Jails are signing up inmates for Obamacare
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart estimates that “roughly one-third of the jail’s inmates are mentally ill, and the “vast majority” are dealing with substance abuse.” By getting the formerly incarcerated into Obamacare, more mentally ill and addicted Illinoisans can get the care they need, thereby reducing crime, recidivism, and costs to taxpayers….
Heartland Alliance report: Illinois compares poorly among other states on poverty reduction
“Poor by Comparison: Report on Illinois Poverty,” a new report released today by the Chicago-based Social IMPACT Research Center (IMPACT), a program of Heartland Alliance, examines how Illinois compares to other states on over 25 key metrics associated with poverty and hardship.
Only One Thing Can Save Us
Tom Geoghegan has a new book out, and it’s definitely worth your attention. Also some great articles at Salon, Forbes and In These Times. Find out more about this latest read and all of Tom’s other books at Tom’s law firm website.
Tom Geoghegan: Only One Thing Can Save Us
We helped Tom Geoghegan release his latest book: Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement. Mark Bazer of the Chicago-Famous “The Interview Show” moderated the discussion at the Hideout. Seminary Co Op was on hand to sell copies. Book details from the publisher: National…