The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

"The hardship of being homeless with children is what I would like people to see.  When you look into my children’s faces and in their eyes in that picture, they’re only one and five years old, but you can see the stress and the loneliness. Especially in my oldest son because he’s been through before.  When we were homeless we spent a lot of time outside just to get out and clear our heads. When you’re homeless it seems like it’s not just being homeless from having a home; it’s being homeless from having self-respect and self-worth, and just not being able to do what you want to do."

Empty Lots

Empty lots are parcels of property with no housing or other structure are often a sign of urban neighborhoods in decline, without sufficient economic resources to sustain them.  In many poor neighborhoods, empty lots become places where illegal activity can take place, trash gets disposed of, and in other ways is an eyesore for the neighborhood.

Current Issue

Land bank legislation is forthcoming - Potential solution that allows community organizations and other individuals invested in community improvement to make use of the 40,000+ abandoned lots in the city.

 

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