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File #: 15-0275R    Version: 0 Name: "There's a Better Way" to Assist Homeless
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 11/9/2015 In control: Housing and Community Development Committee
On agenda: Final action: 8/8/2016
Enactment #:
Title: "There's a Better Way" to Assist Homeless FOR the purpose of encouraging the Administration to examine how best to incorporate elements of Albuquerque, New Mexico's "There's a Better Way" program to assist homeless individuals with work and support into Baltimore's efforts to make homelessness a rare and brief experience.
Sponsors: Bill Henry, Eric T. Costello, Sharon Green Middleton, Carl Stokes, James B. Kraft, Warren Branch, Brandon M. Scott, Mary Pat Clarke, Nick Mosby, Robert Curran, William "Pete" Welch, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: "There's a Better Way", Assist Homeless
Attachments: 1. 15-0275R~1st Reader, 2. Homeless Services Program 15-0275R, 3. City Solicitor 15-0275R, 4. Health 15-0275R, 5. 15-0275R~2nd Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/8/20160 City Council Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/8/20160 Housing and Community Development Committee Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/3/20160 Housing and Community Development Committee Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/6/20160 Housing and Community Development Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/20150 The City Council Refer to Journey Home  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/20150 The City Council Refer to Dept. of Health  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/20150 The City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/20150 The City Council Refer to Homless Services Program  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/20150 The City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Human Services  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/20150 The City Council Refer to Deputy Mayor for Health, Human Services, Education, and Youth  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/9/20150 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/9/20150 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
* WARNING: THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL, INTRODUCTORY COPY OF THE BILL.
THE OFFICIAL COPY CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL IS THE FIRST READER COPY.
INTRODUCTORY*

CITY OF BALTIMORE
COUNCIL BILL R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Henry


A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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"There's a Better Way" to Assist Homeless
FOR the purpose of encouraging the Administration to examine how best to incorporate elements of Albuquerque, New Mexico's "There's a Better Way" program to assist homeless individuals with work and support into Baltimore's efforts to make homelessness a rare and brief experience.
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Recitals

Like Baltimore, cities across the United States struggle to address the interrelated problems of providing services and support to homeless individuals and mitigating the safety concerns caused by panhandling on active roads. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the city is experimenting with an innovative new approach to these concerns that could provide a valuable model to other communities, including Baltimore.

The Albuquerque program, dubbed ?There?s a Better Way? by local officials, has 3 main elements. It includes efforts to connect the city?s homeless with care providers and to get commuters and other concerned citizens to donate directly to a coalition of care providers rather than to give money to panhandlers engaging in dangerous collection efforts in traffic. The third, and perhaps most intriguing, element is an effort to provide homeless individuals and panhandlers with opportunities for a day of paid work on beautification projects.

The daywork element involves an employee with a van from a l...

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